Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals - 8/11/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (59-57) at Chicago Cubs (67-48)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 4:05 pm (Wrigley Field)
T Roark (6-12) (4.21) vs. J Lester (12-4) (3.44)
The Line: Chicago Cubs -142 / Washington Nationals +132 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
MLB action comes to Wrigley Field on Saturday where the Washington Nationals tangle with the Chicago Cubs.
The Washington Nationals never found their offense in a series opening 3-2 defeat at Wrigley Field. Washington starter Jeremy Hellickson allowed two runs overs 5.2 frames with Sammy Solis giving up a run in 1/3 of an inning to get the loss.
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The Nationals banged out nine hits and walked twice with Juan Soto and Adam Eaton both supplying two hits and RBI’s while Trea Turner and Daniel Murphy scored.
A surging Tanner Roark takes the ball for the Nationals on Saturday. Roark has won three consecutive starts where he has given up two runs on 14 hits and a walk through 22 innings.
The Chicago Cubs leaned on their pitching and some late offense to squeeze by the visiting Nationals on Friday. Chicago starter Kyle Hendricks gave up both runs on eight hits over six innings with five relievers putting up zeros.
The Cubs did their damage on four hits and six bases on balls with Jason Heyward driving in a pair while Anthony Rizzo drove in a run and scored.
The Cubs have named veteran left hander Jon Lester as Saturday’s starter versus visiting Washington. Lester has struggled the last two times out with nine runs plated in ten frames.
Washington are 2-6 in their last 8 Saturday games and under is 18-7-1 in Washington last 26 Saturday games and Washington are 7-3 in their last 10 overall. Over is 7-2 in Chicago last 9 Saturday games and Chicago are 8-3 in their last 11 Saturday games and Chicago are 16-7 in their last 23 home games.
I am not a Roark fan but he is throwing the baseball well and Lester has been struggling so something on the Nationals…