Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants Game 2 - 8/13/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Francisco Giants (46-70) at Washington Nationals (68-45)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
M Moore (3-12) (5.88) vs. M Scherzer (12-5) (2.23)
The Line: Washington Nationals -192 / San Francisco Giants +160 --- Over/Under: 11.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants and the Washington Nationals take the field in DC in a Sunday MLB match up.
The San Francisco Giants are hoping to escape the National League West basement which is attainable. It’s been a long year for the Giants who have been struggling since after the 2016 All Star game and have done so in 2017 and the National League West is not a division to struggle in. SF has struggled offensively with just over four runs scored which is near the bottom in the majors and their 92 homers is #30. San Francisco has been okay on the mound but their 4.51 team ERA is middle of the row and not good enough to win on their lonesome without more support from the bats. The San Francisco Giants hand the ball to right hander Jeff Samardzija for Sunday’s start at the Washington Nationals. Samardzija has won three in a row after a 6-3 win versus the Arizona Diamondbacks with all three runs plated over 6.1 frames.
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The Washington Nationals have not wrapped up the National League East but they are heading in that direction. The Nationals have been in cruise control for the majority of 2017 and despite some key injuries have maintained a sizeable lead in the National League East. The Nats are where they are because both their arms and bats are capable of winning games on their own merits which is formidable when both are on the same page. The key to Washington’s success in the postseason is having a healthy roster which is no guarantee. The Washington Nationals have tabbed veteran right hander Max Scherzer as the starter against the San Francisco Giants. Scherzer comes off of a 3-2 win (ND) versus the Miami Marlins where he allowed both runs and struck out nine in seven frames.
San Francisco are 19-40 in their last 59 road games and San Francisco are 11-27 in their last 38 road games versus a right hander while San Francisco are 8-20 in their last 28 versus the National League East. Washington are 4-1 in their last 5 overall and Washington are 4-1 in their last 5 home games while Washington are 15-6 in their last 21 versus the National League West. The under is 14-4-1 in the last 21 meetings.
I think Scherzer has the upper hand and hopefully he gets some support to work with…