Washington Nationals (12-23) at Atlanta Braves (22-14)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 4, 2020 at 7:10 pm (Truist Park)
Wil Crowe (0-1) (9.82) vs. Josh Tomlin (1-2) (4.37)
The Line: Atlanta Braves / Washington Nationals --- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves meet Friday in game two of an MLB doubleheader at Truist Park.
The Washington Nationals need a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Nationals have scored five runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Nationals have split their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Trea Turner leads the Nationals with 52 hits and 21 RBI while Juan Soto and Asdrubal Cabrera have combined for 63 hits and 44 RBI. Wil Crowe gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA and two strikeouts this season. This will be Crowe’s first career game against the Braves.
The Atlanta Braves look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Braves have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The Braves have won nine of their last 12 games when scoring four or more runs. Dansby Swanson leads the Braves with 43 hits and 21 RBI while Freddie Freeman and Marcell Ozuna have combined for 80 hits and 53 RBI. Josh Tomlin gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 4.37 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season. Tomlin is 0-1 with a 4.58 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
Will update with trends once they're released.
Wil Crowe has allowed two earned runs and six hits through just 3.2 innings this season, which was his major league debut, and he'll pitch for the first time in two weeks. Josh Tomlin has allowed 11 earned runs and 21 hits in his last 19.1 innings, and he's averaging a strikeout per inning during that span while allowing a .267 batting average on the season. Overall, the Washington Nationals have lot six straight games and can't score runs. I also don't know what to make of Crowe, a pitcher with little to no big league experience.
I have no choice but to side with the Braves in game two of this doubleheader.