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Washington Nationals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 5/2/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates (17-13) at Washington Nationals (14-16)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

I Nova (2-1) (3.32) vs. S Strasburg (2-3) (3.63)

The Line: Washington Nationals -200 / Pittsburgh Pirates +185 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: MASN

Wednesday MLB action features the Pittsburgh Pirates taking the field at the Washington Nationals.

The Pittsburgh Pirates had nothing go their way in a 12-2 defeat a Washington on Tuesday. Pittsburgh starter Chad Kuhl was charged with six runs in 4.2 frames with Tyler Glasnow giving up another six runs in an inning.

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Washington Nationals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 5/2/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Pirates mustered six hits and a pair of bases on balls with Corey Dickerson clubbing a two run homer. Veteran Ivan Nova toes the rubber at Washington on Wednesday. Nova comes in off of a 1-0 victory versus visiting Detroit where he allowed six hits over eight scoreless innings.

The Washington Nationals seem to be poised for a hot streak after Tuesday’s 12-2 win versus Pittsburgh. Washington starter Max Scherzer allowed both runs on three hits and two BB while striking out eight over 6.1 frames.

The Nationals pounded out ten hits and walked four times with Wilmer Difo going deep and scoring three times while Bryce Harper homered and drove in three with two runs. Matt Adams gave Washington three hits including two homers, three RBI’s and three runs while Trea Turner drove in three.

The Nationals give Wednesday’s starting assignment to Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg struggled last time out in a 5-4 loss versus Arizona with all five runs plated over 6.1 frames.

Pittsburgh  are 5-1 in their last 6 overall and  are 0-5 in their last 5 road games and  are 3-10 in Nova’s last 13 road starts. Under is 7-2 in Washington last 9 overall and is 7-2 in Washington last 9 on grass and under is 8-3 in Washington last 11 home games. Washington  are 6-2 in Strasburg’s last 8 starts vs. Pittsburgh. 

Strasburg seems hittable so I think the Nationals fortunes might depend on what happens at the plate…

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