Washington Nationals vs. San Diego Padres - 5/23/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Padres (20-30) at Washington Nationals (26-21)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 4:05 pm (Nationals Park)
T Ross (3-3) (3.52) vs. Erick Fedde (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Washington Nationals / San Diego Padres --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-San Diego, MASN
The San Diego Padres battle the Washington Nationals in a Wednesday MLB matchup.
The San Diego Padres never found their offense Tuesday and the result was a 2-1 defeat at Washington. San Diego starter Eric Lauer gave up a run on six hits and two BB over six innings with Matt Strahm allowing a 9th inning run to absorb the loss.
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The Padres totaled seven hits and a walk with Franchy Cordero accounting for the offense with his 7th homer.San Diego gives Wednesday’s start at Washington to right hander Tyson Ross. Ross comes off of a 3-2 win at Pittsburgh with both runs allowed on five hits and four BB in a six inning stint.
The Washington Nationals rode their pitching to a narrow victory against the visiting Padres on Tuesday. Washington starter Jeremy Hellickson allowed the lone run on five hits over 5.1 frames with Sean Doolittle tossing a scoreless 9th to get the win.
The Nationals banged out eight hits and walked three times with Bryce Harper launching his 15th long ball while Michael Taylor smacked a run scoring double in the 9th that plated Juan Soto with the winning run.
The Nationals are calling up right hander Erick Fedde from the minors to oppose San Diego on Wednesday. In three 2017 starts, Fedde went 0-1 with a 9.39 ERA over 15.1 innings.
San Diego are 1-9 in their last 10 Wednesday games and under is 7-1 in Ross' last 8 on grass and under is 7-1 in Ross' last 8 starts overall. Washington are 14-5 in their last 19 overall and are 14-5 in their last 19 games on grass. Under is 7-2-2 in the last 11 meetings.
The unknown is Fedde who is the Nationals top pitching prospect but was horrible in three starts in 2017. I’d be lying if I said I knew what to expect from Fedde so be cautious…