Nationals at Yankees - 6/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (30-27) at New York Yankees (32-25)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)
M Scherzer (6-4) (1.85) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (3-1) (2.76)
The Line: New York Yankees +100 / Washington Nationals -110 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, YES
The Washington Nationals and New York Yankees begin a two-game series Tuesday night.
The Washington Nationals need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Nationals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last eight games. The Nationals have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Yunel Escobar leads Washington with 63 hits and 15 RBI while Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman have combined for 80 RBI. The Washington Nationals have lost four of their last five road games. Max Scherzer gets the ball, and he’s 6-4 with a 1.85 ERA and 90 strikeouts this season. Scherzer is 4-2 with a 3.79 ERA and 36 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
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The New York Yankees look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Yankees have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Yankees have won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Brett Gardner leads New York with 54 hits and 26 RBI while Alex Rodriguez and Chase Headley have combined for 52 RBI. The New York Yankees have won six straight home games. Masahiro Tanaka takes the hill, and he’s 3-1 with a 2.76 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. This is Tanaka’s first career game against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 1 of a series and 5-1 in Scherzers last 6 starts. The Yankees are 4-9 in their last 13 games following an off day and 4-0 in Tanakas last 4 starts.
The Yankees are back on one of those hot streaks, the Nationals can't score and Tanaka is back on the hill. I'll gladly take the home team and the even money.