Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants
|Date & Time||Wednesday August 7, 2019, 3:45 PM (EDT)|
San Francisco, California
The Line: Washington Nationals -111 / San Francisco Giants -108 -- Over/Under: 9
The Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants meet Wednesday in MLB action at Oracle Park.
The Washington Nationals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Nationals have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Washington Nationals have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Anthony Rendon leads the Nationals with 117 hits and 87 RBI while Adam Eaton and Juan Soto have combined for 222 hits and 100 RBI. Joe Ross gets the ball, and he is 1-3 with a 8.10 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. This will be Ross’ second career game against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Giants have scored five runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 12 games. The San Francisco Giants have lost six straight games when scoring three or less runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Giants with 104 hits and 57 RBI while Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford have combined for 169 hits and 86 RBI. Shaun Anderson gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 5.08 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s first career game against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 8-2 in their last 10 Wednesday games, 7-3 in their last 10 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Ross' last 5 starts. The Giants are 16-37 in their last 53 during game 3 of a series, 7-17 in their last 24 Wednesday games and 5-2 in Anderson's last 7 starts. The Nationals are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in San Francisco. The under is 6-2-1 in Giants last 9 home games. The under is 4-0 in Ross' last 4 road starts.
Ross has gotten rocked in the few games he's pitched this season, but he just pitched 5.1 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks and allowed one hit and zero runs. Anderson has allowed 40 hits and 23 runs in his last 28.1 innings, and he's giving up a .293 batting average with 28 walks in 79.1 innings. The San Francisco Giants are back to the team that can't score runs and they're throwing out a pitcher who has been getting tagged in each of his last six games. While Ross isn't the type of pitcher I want to get behind, especially on the road, the Washington Nationals should win this game.