Nationals vs. Blue Jays - 6/3/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (23-30) at Washington Nationals (29-22)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
M Buehrle (6-4) (4.97) vs. () ()
The Line: Washington Nationals / Toronto Blue Jays --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: RSN, MASN
The Toronto Blue Jays and Washington Nationals end their series Wednesday night.
The Toronto Blue Jays look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Blue Jays have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Blue Jays have won five of their last six games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 66 hits and 39 RBI while Edwin Encarnacion and Jose Bautista have combined for 62 RBI. The Toronto Blue Jays have lost six of their last eight road games. Mark Buehrle gets the nod, and he’s 6-4 with a 4.97 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Buehrle is 2-0 with a 4.64 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
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The Washington Nationals look for a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Nationals have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last eight games. The Nationals have lost five of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Yunel Escobar leads Washington with 58 hits and 14 RBI while Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman have combined for 78 RBI. The Washington Nationals have won five of their last seven home games. Taylor Jordan takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 5.79 ERA and one strikeout this season. This will be Jordan’s first career against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 1-6 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 6-2 in Buehrles last 8 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The Nationals are 36-17 in their last 53 during game 3 of a series and 8-3 in their last 11 interleague home games. The Blue Jays are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in Washington.
I have more confidence in Buehrle and the Blue Jays offense than a young pitcher and the Nats offense. Washington has been hit or miss all season long and seems to be back in one of those funks.