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Giants vs. Nationals - 7/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Nationals (61-42) at San Francisco Giants (59-44)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 4:05 pm (AT&T Park)

Reynaldo Lopez (0-1) (11.56) vs. J Peavy (5-9) (5.42)

The Line: San Francisco Giants / Washington Nationals --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


The Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants play game three Saturday afternoon on FS1.

The Washington Nationals look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Nationals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Washington Nationals offense has been rolling lately, and they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Daniel Murphy leads Washington with 131 hits, Wilson Ramos has 54 RBI and Anthony Rendon has 12 home runs. Reynaldo Lopez gets the nod, and he’s 0-1 with a 11.57 ERA and nine strikeouts this season. This will be Lopez’s first career game against the Giants.

Giants vs. Nationals - 7/30/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction


The San Francisco Giants could use a win after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Giants have allowed 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The San Francisco Giants have an ERA of 3.71 and have lost nine of their last 10 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Brandon Belt leads San Francisco with 99 hits, Buster Posey has 47 RBI and Brandon Crawford has nine home runs. Jake Peavy takes the hill, and he’s 5-9 with a 5.42 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. Peavy is 5-6 with a 4.07 ERA and 85 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.

The Nationals are 3-9 in their last 12 vs. National League West and 5-1 in their last 6 road games. The Giants are 15-6 in their last 21 during game 3 of a series and 19-7 in Peavys last 26 home starts. The Nationals are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in San Francisco. 

Are the San Francisco Giants ever going to win again? I'm tired of expecting a turnaround and the Giants continuing to stink up the joint. Anyway, the Nats are throwing out an inexperienced pitcher and Peavy has allowed two or less runs in six of his last 10 starts. Giants better start winning quickly. Might as well start here.

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