Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 12:20 PM (SunTrust Park )
Atlanta Braves -105 / Washington Nationals -115 O/U: 8.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves will finish up their MLB series on Sunday.
The Braves took the first two games in this set, 4-2 Thursday and 4-3 Friday. On Saturday in game three, Atlanta posted three runs in the sixth inning and held on for an intense 5-4 win.
The Nationals will send out Max Scherzer in the start Sunday. Across his 148.2 innings and 9-5 mark so far, Scherzer has a 2.60 ERA with 207 Ks and 28 BBs.
Over on the Braves’ side, they’re going with Mike Soroka on Sunday. Over 152.2 innings and an 11-3 mark this year, Soroka has a 2.53 ERA with 119 Ks and 35 BBs.
The Nationals are 4-0 in their last four Sunday games and 10-1 in Scherzer’s last 11 starts. Washington is 14-5 in Scherzer’s last 19 Sunday starts and 38-16 in his last 54 road starts.
Meanwhile, the Braves are 39-14 in their last 53 Sunday games and 5-2 in the last seven in game four of a series. Atlanta is 8-2 in Soroka’s last 10 home starts and 20-8 in his last 28 starts.
After a nice win/quality start streak earlier this year, Scherzer has come back to earth a bit with 10 earned over his last four starts (each was a no-decision).
As for Soroka, he had a streak of six quality starts broken his last time up but still won. This should be a great pitching matchup and could go either way. I’m going to stick with Soroka and the at-home Braves though.