Washington Nationals at Minnesota Twins
|Date & Time||Thursday September 12, 2019, 8:40 PM (EDT)|
Minnesota Twins +100 / Washington Nationals -120 O/U: 10
The Washington Nationals and the Minnesota Twins will meet up to finish their MLB series on Thursday.
The Twins bagged a 5-0 victory in the Tuesday opener of this set, then on Wednesday the Nationals jumped on the gas pedal early, streaking to a 5-0 lead in the third inning. Minnesota fought back with two runs in the bottom of that frame but that’s all they could muster. Washington ended up with a 6-2 win.
For the Thursday game, the Nationals will send out Patrick Corbin to start. Over his 179.2 innings and 11-7 mark this year, Corbin has a 3.16 ERA with 210 Ks and 60 BBs.
Over on the Twins’ side, they’re going with Kyle Gibson on Thursday. Across 149.1 innings and a 13-6 record this year, Gibson has a 4.58 ERA with 146 Ks and 45 BBs.
The Nationals are 7-2 in their last nine in game three of a series and 5-2 in their last seven Thursday games. Washington is 1-4 in Corbin’s last five road starts and 1-4 in his last five with five days’ rest.
Meanwhile, the Twins are 4-1 in their last five in game three of a series and 5-2 in the last seven Thursday games. Minnesota is 6-2 in Gibson’s last eight starts in game three of a series and 2-6 in his last eight home starts versus a team with a winning record.
Corbin has been on a really nice roll over his last six starts. he’s only given up three earned once in that stretch, and has five quality starts—but just a 2-2 record.
As for Gibson, he’s been hit and miss lately but has won his last two outings. I think the Nationals have a decent shot at closing this series out with a win.