Washington Nationals vs. Milwaukee Brewers - 7/27/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Milwaukee Brewers (54-48) at Washington Nationals (59-39)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 12:05 pm (Nationals Park)
M Blazek (0-0) (0.00) vs. M Scherzer (11-5) (2.26)
The Line: Washington Nationals -225 / Milwaukee Brewers +207 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, FSWI
Out at Nationals Park on Thursday, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Washington Nationals will be finishing up their MLB series.
In the Tuesday game, the Brewers took at big 8-0 victory. On Wednesday, the Nats scored seven runs in the eighth inning on the way to an 8-5 win.
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For the Thursday matchup, the Brewers will be going with RHP Michael Blazek. In his 6.1 innings this year, Blazek carries a 0.00 ERA with three Ks.
Milwaukee has some great hitters this year. Travis Shaw came into Wednesday with 101 hits, 58 runs, 23 homers and 73 RBI, while Domingo Santana had 98 hits, 57 runs, 16 homers and 54 RBI. Santana popped a solo homer on Wednesday; Shaw had a hit and a run.
Over on the Nationals’ side, they’re going with RHP Max Scherzer on Thursday. In his 139.1 innings and 11-5 record this year, Scherzer has a 2.26 ERA with 192 Ks and 33 BBs.
Washington has some enviable bats as well. Coming into Wednesday, Daniel Murphy had 122 hits, 64 runs, 16 homers and 72 RBI. Bryce Harper had 115 hits, 83 runs, 25 homers and 75 RBI in that span. Murphy ripped a solo homer and plated two runs on Wednesday; Harper had one hit.
The Brewers are 4-1 in their last five Thursday games, and 16-6 in their last 22 during game three of a series. Milwaukee is also 8-1 in Garza’s last nine starts during game three of a series, and 3-7 in Garza’s last 10 starts.
Meanwhile, the Nationals are 4-1 in their last five during game three of a series, and 5-1 in Scherzer’s last six home starts. Washington is also 39-19 in Scherzer’s last 58 starts and 10-3 in Scherzer’s last 13 starts with five days’ rest.
Scherzer has stumbled a bit lately, giving up nine earned in two of his last three starts—a span of 13.2 innings. As for Blazek, the sample size on him is microscopic, but he’s only allowed five hits in four games. This should be a pretty good matchup, but I don’t think Blazek will stay out there for long. Ultimately I like Scherzer and the Nationals to get a win.