Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals
|Date & Time||Monday July 29, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)|
Washington Nationals -144 / Atlanta Braves +144 O/U: 9
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The Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals will match up on the MLB diamond Monday to kick off their series.
Atlanta is coming off a set versus the Phillies. The Braves took Friday’s game 9-2 and Saturday’s 15-7, then in the Sunday finale Atlanta fell 9-4 to miss the sweep.
For Monday’s game, the Braves will roll out Dallas Keuchel in the start. Over his 43.2 innings and 3-3 record this year, Keuchel has a 3.50 ERA with 34 Ks and 14 BBs.
Over on the Nationals’ side, they’re fresh out of a series versus the Dodgers. Washington fell 4-2 in the Friday game and 9-3 in the second. On Sunday the Nats powered out an 11-4 victory.
For the Monday opener, the Nationals will go with Patrick Corbin to start. In his 130.1 innings and 8-5 mark this season, Corbin has a 3.25 ERA with 151 Ks and 40 walks.
The Braves are 4-1 in their last five Monday games and 29-14 in their last 43 overall. The under is 4-0 in Keuchel’s last four road starts and 7-0 in his last seven overall.
Meanwhile, the Nationals are 6-1 in Corbin’s last seven starts and 6-2 in his last eight with four days’ rest. Washington is 5-1 in Corbin’s last six starts versus the NL East and 1-6 in their last seven Monday games.
Keuchel has been rolling along pretty well over his last five starts (outside of a loss in Milwaukee; four earned in 5.2 innings). He’s got four quality outings during that time but is just 2-2.
As for Corbin, he’s doing well since June 19, and has six quality start in seven tries with a 3-0 record.
This should be a fun pitching battle, but I’m going with Corbin and the Nats to eke one out.