Washington Nationals vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 8/22/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (52-70) at Washington Nationals (60-60)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Taylor Jungmann (7-4) (2.23) vs. Joe Ross (3-5) (3.86)
The Line: Washington Nationals -157 / Milwaukee Brewers +147 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Milwaukee Brewers tangle with the Washington Nationals in game two of their series.
The Milwaukee Brewers haven’t thrown in the towel despite being in last place in the National League Central. The Brewers have won five of seven after a 10-3 victory at Washington on Friday. Starter Jimmy Nelson allowed two runs on five hits over 5.1 frames to get the win. The Brew CrewS pounded out 13 hits with Domingo Santana smacked a two run homer while Jonathan Lucroy and Adam Lind scoring two runs apiece. Milwaukee sends Taylor Jungmann to the hill to face the Nationals for the second time this year. Jungmann comes off of a 6-1 victory versus Philadelphia where he tossed a three hit shutout over 6.1 frames.
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The Washington Nationals are struggling right now and have fallen below the .500 mark. The Nationals have now dropped eight of eleven following Friday’s loss where neither the arms or bats were able to keep up. Starter Gio Gonzalez gave up five runs on eight hits and a pair of free passes through five innings to absorb the loss. The Nats managed six hits and walked four times with Bryce Harper clubbing his 31st long ball while Michael Taylor drove in a run and scored. Joe Ross draws Saturday’s start against the Brewers who he will see for the second time. Ross has struggled in back to back outings with nine runs scored on 12 hits over 8.2 innings.
Milwaukee are 2-12 in their last 14 games as an underdog and the under is 6-2-1 in their last 9 road games and is 9-4-2 in their last 15 games as an underdog. The over is 8-1-1 in Washington’s last 10 home games and Washington are 2-7 in their last 9 overall while going 2-7 in their last 9 games on grass. I don’t see a right or wrong pick here but Jungmann has been solid and the big odds are tempting…