Yankees at Nationals - 5/19/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (22-17) at Washington Nationals (22-17)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
N Eovaldi (3-1) (4.14) vs. G Gonzalez (3-2) (4.25)
The Line: Washington Nationals / New York Yankees --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, MASN
The New York Yankees and Washington Nationals begin a two-game series Tuesday night.
The New York Yankees need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Yankees have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Yankees have lost four straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jacoby Ellsbury leads New York with 48 hits and six RBI while Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira have combined for 50 RBI. The New York Yankees have lost six of their last eight games on the road. Nathan Eovaldi gets the ball, and he’s 3-1 with a 4.14 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Eovaldi is 2-4 with a 4.76 ERA and 30 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
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The Washington Nationals look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Nationals have scored 24 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Nationals have won four straight games when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar and Bryce Harper have combined for 90 hits and 50 RBI while Ryan Zimmerman has 29 RBI. The Washington Nationals have won four straight games on their home field. Gio Gonzalez takes the hill, and he’s 3-2 with a 4.25 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. Gonzalez is 1-5 with a 6.75 ERA and 33 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 3-7 in their last 10 games following an off day and 4-1 in Eovaldis last 5 starts. The Nationals are 25-10 in their last 35 games following an off day and 5-1 in Gonzalezs last 6 starts. The Yankees are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Washington.
The Nationals have found their groove and now face a pitcher they've seen often, as Eovaldi struggled against them during his Marlins' days. Look for the Nats to keep rolling.