Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 6, 2019, 9:45 PM (EDT)|
San Francisco, California
The Line: Washington Nationals / San Francisco Giants -- Over/Under:
The Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants meet Tuesday in MLB action at Oracle Park.
The Washington Nationals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Nationals have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Washington Nationals have lost five of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Anthony Rendon leads the Nationals with 117 hits and 86 RBI while Adam Eaton and Juan Soto have combined for 221 hits and 100 RBI. Anibal Sanchez gets the ball, and he is 6-6 with a 3.80 ERA and 93 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 4-1 with a 2.05 ERA and 43 strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants could use a win after losing four of their last five games. The Giants have scored eight runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 11 games. The San Francisco Giants have lost five straight games when scoring three or less runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Giants with 101 hits and 57 RBI while Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford have combined for 168 hits and 84 RBI. Conner Menez gets the ball, and he is 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA and six strikeouts this season. This will be Menez’s first career game against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games, 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in Sanchez's last 5 road starts. The Giants are 10-2 in their last 12 during game 2 of a series, 4-1 in their last 5 Tuesday games and 21-9 in their last 30 overall. The under is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings in San Francisco and 15-6-2 in the last 23 meetings. The under is 5-2-1 in Giants last 8 home games. The under is 6-0 in Sanchez's last 6 starts overall.
Sanchez has allowed 36 hits and 13 earned runs in his last 35 innings, and he's allowing a .241 batting average on the road. Menez has just five big league innings under his belt, and he allowed three hits and two runs in five innings against the New York Mets in his MLB debut. The San Francisco Giants seem to have come back down to earth over the last week, as they're back to not scoring many runs and looking like the team we've seen most of the year. The Nats aren't the most consistent team in the world in their own right, but I'll side with them and the more experienced pitcher.