Seattle Mariners vs. Washington Nationals Pick-Odds-Prediction - 8/30/14
Washington Nationals (75-57) at Seattle Mariners (72-60)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 30, 2014 at 9:10 pm (Safeco Field)
Stephen Strasburg (R) (10-10) (3.593) vs. Chris Young (R) (12-6) (3.216)
The Line: Seattle Mariners +122 / Washington Nationals -132 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN2, ROOT-Northwest
The Washington Nationals look to get back to their winning ways in game two at the Seattle Mariners.
The Washington Nationals control their own fate as they have built a solid lead in the National League East and would like nothing to extend their advantage and wrap things up early. The Nationals maintained their grip atop the East with a 8-3 victory at Safeco Field Friday with Jordan Zimmermann holding a dangerous Seattle offense to two runs over six frames to get the win. The bats pounded out six long balls with Jason Werth, Anthony Rendon, Bryce Harper and Ian Desmond leaving the yard while Wilson Ramos went deep twice. The Nationals hand the ball to Stephen Strasburg on the mound who has never seen the Seattle Mariners. Strasburg needs to bounce back from a 14-6 win over San Francisco where he gave up five runs in four frames.
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The Seattle Mariners are one of the leading contenders for a Wild Card which says a lot about them as they are in the toughest division in baseball. The Mariners took one on the chin Friday as Felix Hernandez suffered through a rare off night. Hernandez gave up four homers and five runs overall through seven innings to absorb the defeat. The offense totaled ten hits with Kendrys Morales, Kyle Seager and Endy Chavez knocking in runs while Robinson Cano, Dustin Ackley and Christopher Taylor scored. Veteran Chris Young hopes to continue his resurgence when he toes the rubber against the Washington Nationals. Young labored in his last outing with three runs plated over 3.2 innings in a 7-3 (ND) win at Boston.
I'm not a big backer of Strasburg laying road chalk but I'm liking what I saw from the Washington offense and hopefully they do it again...