Padres vs. Nationals - 6/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (42-25) at San Diego Padres (27-41)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 17, 2016 at 10:40 pm (PETCO Park)
Joe Ross (5-4) (3.14) vs. C Friedrich (3-1) (2.12)
The Line: San Diego Padres +156 / Washington Nationals -166 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres square off for game two late Friday night.
The Washington Nationals look to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Nationals have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 11 games. The Washington Nationals offense has caught fire as of late, and they’ve won 13 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Daniel Murphy leads Washington with 88 hits, Wilson Ramos has 38 RBI and Jayson Werth has 10 home runs. Joe Ross gets the ball, and he’s 5-4 with a 3.01 ERA and 59 strikeouts this season. This will be Ross’ second career game against the Padres.
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The San Diego Padres are desperate for a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Padres have allowed 16 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in five of their last seven games. The San Diego Padres have an ERA of 4.50 and have lost five of their last six games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jon Jay leads San Diego with 76 hits, Wil Myers has 40 RBI and Matt Kemp has 15 home runs. Christian Friedrich takes the hill, and he’s 3-1 with a 2.12 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Friedrich is 0-2 with a 14.00 ERA and six strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record and 4-0 in Ross' last 4 starts. The Padres are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in Friedrichs last 5 starts. The Nationals are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in San Diego.
The Nationals are back on one of their hot streaks and the confidence is flowing, while the Padres continue to struggle and the pitching staff continues to get rocked. Have to ride the hot hand here and back Washington to get another W.