San Francisco Giants vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/10/14
Washington Nationals (32-29) at San Francisco Giants (42-21)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 10:15 pm (AT&T Park)
Doug Fister (R) (4-1) (3.191) vs. Madison Bumgarner (L) (8-3) (2.678)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -132 / Washington Nationals +122 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN 2, CSN-BA
The Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants will play game two of a four-game series on Tuesday night.
The Nationals seem to have gotten back on track, as they’ve won six of their last seven games and are tied for first in the NL East. The Nationals have gone back to pitching lights out, as they’ve allowed two or less runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Nats now have the second best ERA in baseball at 3.00. Offensively, the Nationals have also been red hot lately, including Ian Desmond who has nine RBI in his last three games. Getting the nod is Doug Fister, who is 4-1 with a 3.19 ERA and has 28 strikeouts in 36.2 innings. This is Fister’s first career game against the Giants.
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The Giants had their five-game winning streak snapped on Monday, but are still 20 games above a .500 record. The Giants ERA of 3.07 is the fourth best in all of baseball and they’ve allowed three or less runs in five of their last nine games. The Giants are 28-7 when allowing three or less runs this season. Offensively, Brandon Crawford has scored six runs in his last eight games and Buster Posey has a seven-game hitting streak. Madison Bumgarner gets the nod, and he’s 8-3 with a 2.68 ERA and has 90 strikeouts in 80.2 innings. Bumgarner is 2-2 with a 2.61 ERA in six career starts against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 5-0 in Fister's last 5 starts and 3-8 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series. The Giants are 6-1 in Bumgarner's last 7 starts and 4-1 in Bumgarner's last 5 starts as a favorite. The Giants are 1-4 in Bumgarner's last 5 starts vs. Nationals.
Two solid teams that are playing great baseball over the last week. While the Giants have the advantage on the mound, I'll take a shot with the Nats and the plus money.