Colorado Rockies at Washington Nationals
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 24, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Colorado Rockies / Washington Nationals -- Over/Under:
The Colorado Rockies and Washington Nationals meet Wednesday in game two of an MLB doubleheader at Nationals Park.
The Colorado Rockies need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Rockies have scored 14 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last eight games. The Colorado Rockies have lost four straight games when scoring three or less runs. Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 116 hits and 76 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story have combined for 219 hits and 118 RBI. Kyle Freeland gets the ball, and he is 2-7 with a 7.62 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Freeland is 2-0 with a 3.45 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Washington Nationals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Nationals have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Washington Nationals have won eight straight games when scoring four or more runs. Adam Eaton leads the Nationals with 105 hits and 25 RBI while Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto have combined for 196 hits and 131 RBI. Patrick Corbin gets the ball, and he is 7-5 with a 3.40 ERA and 144 strikeouts this season. Corbin is 9-4 with a 4.73 ERA and 113 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 3-13 in their last 16 overall, 1-5 in Freeland's last 6 road starts and 1-4 in Freeland's last 5 starts. The Nationals are 6-1 in their last 7 Wednesday games, 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 5-1 in Corbin's last 6 starts. The Rockies are 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Washington and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Corbin's last 4 starts overall. The over is 7-1 in Freeland's last 8 starts overall.
Freeland has allowed 54 hits and 39 earned runs in his last 33.2 innings, and he has a 5.77 ERA and .255 allowed batting average on the road this season. Corbin has allowed 25 hits and six runs in his last 25 innings, and he has a 1.84 ERA and .190 allowed batting average at home. It's always tricky to predict game two of a doubleheader without knowing what happened in the first game, but the Nets have a clear pitching edge here, and these two teams are heading in completely different directions. I have to side with the home team.