Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros - 10/25/19 MLB - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals vs. Houston Astros
Friday, October 25, 2019 at 7:07 PM (Nationals Park)
HOU -145 O/U 8
The Houston Astros are set to visit Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. for Game 3 of the World Series as they will face the Washington Nationals. The Houston Astros come into this matchup with a 0-2 record in this series, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Washington Nationals, 12-3. Justin Verlander received the starting nod for the Houston Astros, and he struggled as he gave up 4 earned runs in 6 innings. Alex Bregman had a solid game from the plate for the Astros as he contributed 1 HR and 2 RBIs.
The Houston Astros are set to start Zack Greinke (0-2, 6.43 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he gave up 1 earned run in 4.1 innings against the New York Yankees. Zack Greinke had success in his 1 start against the Washington Nationals during the 2019 season as he went 7.1 scoreless innings while giving up 2 hits.
The Washington Nationals come into this matchup with a 2-0 record in this series, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent road game against the Houston Astros, 12-3. Stephan Strasburg received the starting nod for the Washington Nationals, and he had success as he gave up 2 earned runs in 6 innings. Asdrubal Cabrera had a big game from the plate for the Washington Nationals as he went 2 for 5 with 3 RBIs.
The Washington Nationals are set to start Anibal Sanchez (1-0, 0.71 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he went 7.2 scoreless innings while giving up 1 hit against the Saint Louis Cardinals. Anibal Sanchez did not record a start against the Houston Astros during the 2019 season, but he struggled in 15 home starts this season as he posted a 4.24 ERA.
The Washington Nationals have been a team of destiny this postseason as they went from the Wild Card to 2 games up in the World Series, and I think they should rack up a win in this one. Both of these teams have very good pitching staffs, but the Astros starters have struggled in this series while Washington has been good. Anibal Sanchez is the 4th guy in the rotation for Washington, but he has been the best guy this postseason as he is posting a 0.71 ERA in 2 starts. The Nationals have the hot bats with Soto, Rendon, and Kendrick, and they now get to return back to their own stadium against a pitcher who is posting a 6.43 ERA.