Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets - 6/29/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (40-35) at Washington Nationals (45-32)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
L Verrett (0-0) (4.14) vs. M Scherzer (8-5) (3.52)
The Line: Washington Nationals -162 / New York Mets +152 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, SNY
Coming up on Wednesday in MLB action, the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals will be wrapping up their series at Nationals Park.
This will be game three of the set. On Monday, the Nationals took an 11-4 win. In Tuesday’s game, Washington secured a 5-0 victory.
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For Wednesday’s matchup, the Mets will be bringing out right-hander Logan Verrett. In his 20 appearances so far this year (four starts), Verrett has produced a 4.14 ERA with a 1.45 WHIP in 41.1 innings overall. Verrett is spot-starting or the injured Steven Matz (elbow) who was pushed back a day due to his ailment.
As far as the New York hitters go, we’ve got some bright spots here. Asdrubal Cabrera has been playing well on 73 hits with 30 runs, eight homers and 24 RBI. Yoenis Cespedes has put up 73 hits with 39 runs, 18 homers and 45 RBI. Neil Walker is in there as well on 66 hits with 31 runs, 14 home runs and 31 RBI. Walker came up empty on Tuesday.
RHP Max Scherzer will be taking the mound for the Nationals on Wednesday. Over 16 starts and an 8-5 record this year, Scherzer has produced a 3.52 ERA with a 1.00 WHIP in 107.1 innings. On Friday against the Brewers, Scherzer managed 10 strikeouts with five runs in five innings for a loss.
It’s pretty easy to find the Washington performers in the lineup. Daniel Murphy has been on a tear this year with 101 hits, 44 runs, 12 homers and 50 RBI. Wilson Ramos has 79 hits, 33 runs, 12 homers and 42 RBI. Anthony Rendon is right there with 74 hits, 47 runs and 30 RBI thus far.
The Mets are 4-1 in their last five Wednesday games, and 5-1 in Matz’s last six starts in game three of a series. New York is also 2-6 in their last eight road games, and 2-9 in their last 11 against the National League East.
As for the Nationals, they’re 78-37 in their last 115 Wednesday games, and 0-4 in their last four games versus a left-handed starter. Washington is also 6-1 in Scherzer’s last seven game threes of a series, and 6-1 in Scherzer’s last seven Wednesday starts.
Scherzer should be able to keep things under control here, so I’ll take the Nationals for the victory