Washington Nationals vs. San Diego Padres - 7/22/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (41-55) at Washington Nationals (57-40)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 22, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Luis Perdomo (3-4) (7.36) vs. T Roark (9-5) (2.82)
The Line: Washington Nationals -225 / San Diego Padres +207 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego
The San Diego Padres look to cool down the Washington Nationals in Friday night action.
When the San Diego Padres traded away Drew Pomeranz to the Red Sox, that was a signal that they were likely giving up on 2016. The Padres suffered through a 6-5 loss at St. Louis on Thursday with a 5-2 lead going by the wayside. SD starter Andrew Cashner gave up a run over 5.2 frames before Ryan Buchter gave up four in the 8th with Carlos Villanueva allowing the game winner in the 9th. San Diego posted ten hits and two walks with Yangervis Solarte going solo while Alexei Ramirez went 3-4 with a pair of RBI’s and two runs. San Diego is scheduled to start rookie Luis Perdomo at Washington Friday in the series opener. In eight starts, Perdomo has gone 3-4 with a 1.95 WHIP and 7.36 ERA over 69 innings
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The Washington Nationals are looking for that little push where they can up their lead in the National League East and relax a bit. The Nationals looked a bit too relaxed Thursday in a 6-3 loss to the visiting Dodgers. Nats starter Stephen Strasburg had a rare ‘off’ day with all six runs scoring on seven hits including two homers through six innings although he struck out ten. Washington totaled ten hits and four walks with Daniel Murphy, Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa driving in runs. Tanner Roark toes the rubber against the Padres Friday in his second meeting with them this year. Roark comes off of a 6-0 win versus the Pirates with eight scoreless frames.
San Diego are 7-2 in their last 9 Friday games and the under is 6-2 in their last 8 overall while going 6-2 in the Padres last 8 on grass. The under is 6-2 in Washington’s last 8 overall and is 6-2 in their last 8 on grass while the Nationals are 6-2 in their last 8 overall. The over is 19-7-1 in the last 27 meetings and San Diego are 3-7 in the last 10 meetings in Washington. The Nats should have the edge here but too juicy for me…