Washington Nationals at Cincinnati Reds
|Date & Time||Saturday June 1, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)|
Great American Ball Park
Cincinnati Reds -115 / Washington Nationals +105 O/U: 9.5
The Washington Nationals and the Cincinnati Reds will meet up on the MLB circuit Saturday to continue their series.
In the Friday opener, the Reds banged out five runs in the first inning and three more in the third to cruise on a 9-3 win.
For Saturday’s game, the Nationals will be starting Erick Fedde. In his 20.2 innings and 1-0 record this year, Fedde has a 2.18 ERA with 12 Ks and eight walks.
The Nats put up seven hits in the Friday loss. Leading the team was Juan Soto with a double and a homer.
Over on the Reds’ side, they’re going with Tanner Roark in the Saturday start. In his 56.1 innings and 4-3 mark this season, Roark has a 3.20 ERA with 59 Ks and 24 BBs.
Cincinnati catcher Curt Casali had a great outing Friday, bagging three of the team’s hits along with a three-run homer and a double with four RBI.
The Nationals are 4-0 in the last four Saturday games and 4-1 in the last five in game two of a series. Washington is 1-4 in Fedde’s last five starts and 1-5 in his last six versus a team with a losing record.
Meanwhile, the Reds are 5-2 in their last seven Saturday games and 5-1 in their last six versus a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. The over is 6-1-1 in the Reds’ last eight in game two of a series and 3-1-1 in their last five Saturday games.
Fedde has done pretty well in his two starts this year. In those games combined, he’s put up 10.0 innings with eight hits, one earned run, five Ks and four walks.
As for Roark, he’s been rolling along nicely with three earned or fewer in each of his last five outings—and the three was just one time.
This should be a fun pitching matchup, but Fedde will probably be out after five innings at most. I’m going Reds here.