MLB Picks: New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals 9/27/20
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New York Mets (26-32) at Washington Nationals (24-34)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 3:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Seth Lugo (3-2) (3.82) vs. Austin Voth (1-5) (6.25)
The Line: Washington Nationals +115 / New York Mets -135 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The New York Mets and the Washington Nationals meet Sunday in MLB action from Nationals Park.
This will be the final matchup of a four-game weekend series between the Mets and Nationals. New York took the Thursday game 3-2. In the Saturday doubleheader, the Nationals turned the tables and won both games 4-3 and 5-3. Check back all season long for free MLB picks and MLB predictions at Sports Chat Place.
The Mets couldn’t get much going in the Saturday doubleheader. New York came up with a relatively paltry five hits in game two, with Pete Alonso leading the way on two knocks and a two-run homer. Starting pitcher Rick Porcello posted 3.0 innings with three earned and three Ks.
For the Sunday starting pitcher slot, the Mets will trot out Seth Lugo. In his 15 games (six starts) this year, Lugo is 3-3 with a 3.82 ERA and 46 Ks in 35.1 innings. In his MLB career, Lugo is 25-18 with a 3.32 ERA and 383 Ks in 382.0 innings.
Over on the Nationals’ side, Saturday game two starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez put up 5.1 innings with four hits, three earned and one strikeout in a win. Trea Turner led the offense there with two hits and a solo homer.
In the Sunday starter role, Washington will go with Austin Voth. Over 10 starts during 2020, Both is 1-5 with a 6.25 ERA and 40 Ks in 44.2 innings. Over a 4-7 record and 5.01 ERA in his MLB career, Both has 95 Ks in 100.2 innings.
The Mets are 2-5 in their last seven overall and 4-10 in their last 14 in game four of a series. New York is 2-5 in the last seven on grass and 3-8 in their last 11 versus a team with a lowing record.
Meanwhile, the Nationals are 6-1 in their last seven games as an underdog and 6-2 in their last eight games overall. Washington is 6-2 in the last eight on grass and 6-2 in their last eight versus the National League East.
Pick: I’m going to tentatively stick with the Mets here. Voth managed his first win of the year Tuesday versus the Phillies and should be able to carry some momentum into this game. That said, Lugo has been serviceable as a starter with a 4.32 ERA and should keep New York close. It’ll be a tight game regardless.