San Francisco Giants vs. Washington Nationals - 8/16/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (58-58) at San Francisco Giants (63-53)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 4:05 pm (AT&T Park)
Joe Ross (3-4) (3.44) vs. M Bumgarner (13-6) (3.15)
The Line: San Francisco Giants -171 / Washington Nationals +161 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-Bay, MASN2
The San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals face off on Sunday at AT&T Park in game four of their MLB series.
The San Francisco Giants fell behind early on Saturday but once they took the lead they never looked back getting the win. Gregor Blanco had three hits and Buster Posey, Brandon Belt, and Matt Duffy each had two hits as the Giants scored 12 runs on 13 hits. Starting pitcher Jake Peavy allowed five hits and five runs while striking out two over 5.2 innings to get the win and raise his record to 3-5 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Giants start Madison Bumgarner who has allowed 139 hits and 54 earned runs while striking out 160 over 154.1 innings for a 13-6 record and a 3.15 ERA.
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The Washington Nationals scored early on Saturday but it wasn’t nearly enough as they were blown out by the Giants. Ian Desmond and Danny Espinosa hit home runs and Jose Lobaton had two hits as the Nationals scored six runs on 10 hits. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez allowed five hits and six runs while striking out just one over 2.2 innings to take the loss and fall to 9-5 for the season. For Sunday’s game the Nationals start Joe Ross who has allowed 43 hits and 19 earned runs while striking out 48 over 49.2 innings for a 3-4 record and a 3.44 ERA.
San Francisco is 10-2 as a home favorite, 17-5 in their last 22 home games, and 5-1 in Bumgarner’s last six starts. Washington is 0-5 in their last five road games, 29-63 as a road underdog, and 1-4 in Ross’ last five starts. Washington is 1-5 in their last six games in San Francisco.
The total in this one just seems way too low and just like Saturday I am going to go over the total which is set at 6.5.