Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants - 8/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (62-47) at Washington Nationals (65-44)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 7, 2016 at 1:35 pm (Nationals Park)
M Bumgarner (10-6) (2.31) vs. T Roark (11-6) (3.02)
The Line: Washington Nationals +100 / San Francisco Giants -110 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: TBS, MASN, CSBA
In MLB action from Nationals Park on Sunday, the San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals will be wrapping up their series.
This will be game three of the set. On Friday in the opener, the Nationals took a 5-1 win. On Saturday, the Giants evened it up on a 7-1 win.
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Taking the hill for the Giants on Sunday will be lefty Madison Bumgarner. In his 23 starts and 10-6 record this year, Bumgarner has logged a 2.25 ERA with a 1.03 WHIP in 155.2 innings. Bumgarner was lit up in his last start, though, giving up eight runs on 10 hits in five innings against the Phillies.
At the plate, we’ve got some interesting San Francisco hitters. Brandon Belt is sitting on 107 hits with 53 runs, 13 homers and 55 RBI. Belt managed a homer on Saturday. Denard Span holds 105 hits with 47 runs and 33 RBI. Buster Posey has hit 12 homers with 52 RBI, 105 hits and 61 runs.
As for the Nationals, we’ll be getting a dose of RHP Tanner Roark on Sunday. In his 23 games (22 starts) and 11-6 record this year, Roark owns a 3.02 ERA with a 1.17 WHIP in 143 innings. Roark went 6.1 innings in a win over Arizona his last time out, giving up seven hits and three earned.
Now let’s check out some of the top Washington bats. Daniel Murphy has managed 139 hits with 66 runs, 21 homers and 81 RBI. Wilson Ramos is up there as well on 114 hits with 51 runs, 17 homers and 61 RBI. Anthony Rendon has managed 103 hits with 65 runs, 13 homers and 46 RBI.
The Giants are 9-3 in their last 12 Sunday games, and 19-7 in their last 26 game threes of a series. San Francisco is also 1-4 in Bumgarner’s last five road starts and 0-4 in Bumgarner’s last four starts.
I generally like the pitching here, but I like Roark a little more right now. Give me the Nationals for the win.