Washington Nationals vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 7/6/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (36-46) at Washington Nationals (50-34)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 4:05 pm (Nationals Park)
M Garza (1-1) (3.74) vs. T Roark (7-5) (2.93)
The Line: Washington Nationals -180 / Milwaukee Brewers +170 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSWI, MAS2
At Nationals Park on Wednesday, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Washington Nationals will be putting a bow in their early-week MLB series.
This will be game three of the set. The Brewers eked out a 1-0 win on Monday, and in game two Tuesday Milwaukee won 5-2.
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Right-hander Matt Garza will be making the start for the Brewers on Wednesday. In his four games and 1-1 record this year, Garza has put up a 3.74 ERA with a 1.66 WHIP in 21.2 innings. On Friday in a loss at St. Louis, Garza was pummeled for nine hits and four earned (seven total) in 5.2 innings.
It’s not tough to spot the big hitters in the Milwaukee order. Heading the charge this year is Jonathan Villar with 88 hits, 41 runs and 30 RBI. Franchise face Ryan Braun has hit 87 times with 35 runs, 13 homers and 44 RBI. Jonathan Lucroy is also playing well on 84 hits with 41 runs, 10 homers and 39 RBI so far. Lucroy bagged a pair of hits in Tuesday’s game.
Over on the Nationals’ side, we’ll be seeing right-hander Tanner Roark make the start. In his 17 games and 7-5 record, Roark has put up a 2.93 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP in 107.1 innings of wori. On Friday, Roark posted a no-decision against the Reds, allowing two runs and eight hits in seven innings.
The Washington lineup features some interesting names as well. Daniel Murphy has been crushing on 110 hits with 49 runs, 14 homers and 56 RBI. Wilson Ramos is also playing quite well on 84 hits with 38 runs, 13 homers and 46 RBI. Bryce Harper isn’t too far back with his 70 hits, 47 runs, 17 homers and 48 RBI. Ramos and Harper combined to go just 1-for-8 on Tuesday.
The Brewers are 5-1 in their last six Wednesday games, and 0-5 in their last five game threes of a series. Milwaukee is also 2-7 in Garza’s last nine starts and 1-6 in Garza’s last seven road starts.
As for the Nationals, they’re 79-37 in their last 116 Wednesday games, and 6-1 in Roark’s last seven starts. Washington is also 4-1 in Roark’s last five Wednesday starts, and 3-8 in Roark’s last 11 starts in game three of a series.
This may be a fairly close game, but I’ll go with Roark and the Nationals here. I'm not terribly happy about it, though.