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Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers - 10/7/19 MLB - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Nationals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Date & Time Monday October 7, 2019, 6:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Nationals Park
Washington, D.C.
TV Channel
TBS
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The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to visit Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. for game 4 of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals. The Los Angeles Dodgers come into this matchup with a 2-1 record in this series, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent road game against the Washington Nationals, 10-4. Hyun-Jin Ryu received the starting nod, and he had success as he gave up 2 earned runs in 5 innings. Justin Turner had a big game from the plate for the Los Angeles Dodgers as he went 3 for 6 with 1 HR and 3 RBIs.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to start Rich Hill (4-1, 2.45 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he went 3 scoreless innings while striking out 4 batters against the San Francisco Giants. Rich Hill struggled in his 1 start against the Washington Nationals during the 2019 season as he gave up 3 earned runs in 5 innings.  

The Washington Nationals come into this matchup with a 1-2 record in this series, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping their recent home game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, 10-4. Anibal Sanchez received the starting nod for the Washington Nationals, and he had success as he gave up 1 earned run in 5 innings. Juan Soto had a solid game from the plate for the Washington Nationals as he went 2 for 3 with 1 HR and 2 RBIs.

The Washington Nationals are set to start Max Scherzer (11-7, 2.92 ERA) who had success in his latest appearance as he went 1 scoreless inning while striking out 3 batters against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Max Scherzer had success in his 1 start against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2019 season as he gave up 2 earned runs in 7 innings.

The Washington Nationals are in dire need of a win to keep this series respectable, and they will be throwing the right guy in Max Scherzer who is posting a dominant 2.92 ERA this season. The Dodgers were able to explode with 10 runs against the Nationals in game 3, but they won’t let that happen again as they will stretch Scherzer out as far as they can and avoid using their horrid bullpen. The Dodgers will be throwing Rich Hill who has impressive numbers, but he only recorded 13 starts this season and hasn’t thrown more than 3 innings since June which could leave the Dodgers depending on their bullpen. The Nationals have some bats who could make some noise, and I expect them to even the series with a win at home.

Pick:
Washington Nationals
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