New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals - 9/3/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (79-55) at New York Mets (69-66)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
T Roark (14-7) (2.87) vs. Robert Gsellman (1-1) (3.72)
The Line: New York Mets +128 / Washington Nationals -138 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN2, SNY
The Washington Nationals will be looking for a win at Citi Field versus the New York Mets on Saturday.
The Washington Nationals hold their fate in their own hands as they eye the NL East crown. The Nationals took a step in the right direction with their 4th straight win after downing the Mets 4-2 on the road. Nats starter AJ Cole evened his record at 1-1 with a run allowed on three hits and two BB over six frames. Washington mustered eight hits and a base on balls with Anthony Rendon driving in two while Bryce Harper knocked in a run and scored twice. The Nationals go with Tanner Roark for the game two start at the Mets on Saturday. Roark comes off of a 4-0 victory at Philadelphia with four hits allowed over seven innings.
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The New York Mets have played well the past few weeks which has moved them in to second in the National League East. The Mets had won seven of ten before the offense faltered in Friday night’s defeat. NYM starter Noah Syndergaard fell to 12-8bwith a pair of runs given up through seven innings before Hansel Robles gave up two more runs. New York was held to four hits and three walks with Asdrubal Cabrera clubbing his 19th homer. The Mets will be sending Robert Gsellman to the hill Saturday for his second career start. Gsellman dropped his debut 5-1 to the Phillies with four runs plated on seven hits and four BB in six frames.
Washington are 14-3 in Roark’s last 17 starts and are 14-3 in Roark’s last 17 starts on grass while the under is 11-5 in Roark’s last 16 road starts. The Mets are 7-2 in their last 9 home games and the over is 13-4 in their last 17 overall while going 13-4 in their last 17 on grass. The under is 12-4 in the last 16 meetings in New York and Washington are 38-13 in the last 51 meetings in New York. I’ll give Roark the nod here…