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#953 San Francisco
Giants
#954 Washington
Nationals

Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 1:35pm

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San Francisco Giants (46-70 SU, 48-68 RL, 55-51-10 O/U) vs Washington Nationals (68-45 SU, 55-58 RL, 56-53-4 O/U)

When: 1:05 PM EDT, Sunday, August 13, 2017

Where: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

Lines: NA

Total: NA

Sunday afternoon bases and the National League West will hookup with the National League East as the San Francisco Giants will rumble with the Washington Nationals in game two of their three game series from Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. This is game one of a doubleheader.  Pitching Probables: Chris Stratton (0-2, 6.63 ERA) will toe the rubber for the Giants and the Nationals will counter with A.J. Cole (1-2, 5.63 ERA).

Bumgarner Looking Like HIs Same Old Self

It will not be easy as they have gone just 19-38 away from home, compared to going 27-32 at home. That’s not great, but much better than their road record.  These teams had Friday night’s game rained out and prior to that the Giants had won four of their last five games, which were at home and that included taking the final two games in a three game set with the Chicago Cubs. In the final game of that series, they won by a score of 3-1 and got a great start from Madison Bumgarner, who allowed just one ER on five hits in seven innings of work. He is starting to look like his old self as he is now 1-1 with a 1.29 ERA over his last three starts. He hasn’t gotten much run support this year and is 2-5 overall, despite the fact that he has a 2.71 ERA. His mates have averaged just 2.90 rpg for him. Chris Stratton will toe the slab for the Giants and he has gone 0-2 with a 6.63 ERA in five games (two starts) on the year. He has allowed seven ERs on 11 hits in 11.2 innings of work in his two starts this year, which have been his first two career starts. Stratton was 4-5 with a 5.11 ERA in 15 starts at Sacramento (AAA) this year.

The Giants have been a very poor offensive team so far as they come in ranked 28th in the league in scoring, putting up just 4.01 rpg, while also ranking 25th in hitting at .246 and 30th in homers with 92. On the mound, they have been below average so far as they come in ranked 16th in the league in ERA at 4.51 while also ranking 24th in WHIP at 1.40.

Nationals Take Final Two From Marlins

The Washington Nationals have had their struggled with the Marlins at times this year and after falling to them in game one of their last series, the Nationals were just 5-6 against them. Well The Nats then responded and took the final two games of that series to move to 7-6 against them for the year. The Nats crush the Marlins 10-1 in game two of that series and then got another solid outing from Tanner Roark and the bullpen in a 3-2 win to close out the series. Roark allowed just two ERs on four hits in 6.0 innings of work in the game and got a no-decision. He is now 3-1 with a 2.97 ERA in his last five starts. The Nats are 32-23 here at home for the year. A.J. Cole will get the nod for the Nationals in this one and he has gone 1-2 with a 5.63 ERA in three starts on the year. Cole has gone 2-4 with a 5.75 ERA in 12 career starts overall and he is 0-0 with a 5.68 ERA in three games (two starts) in the daytime in his career, plus 0-2 with a 5.79 ERA in six games (five starts) here at Nationals Park. This will be his first meeting with the Giants. Cole was 4-4 with a 5.67 ERA in 16 starts at Syracuse (AAA) this year.

Washington has been a very good offensive team this year so far as they come in ranked 2nd in the league in scoring, putting up 5.46 rpg, while also ranking 2nd in hitting at .275 and 3rd in homers with 166. On the mound, they have been solid so far this year as they come in ranked 9th in the league in ERA at 4.09, while also ranking 6th in WHIP at 1.27.

Trends

San Francisco is:

  • 11-28 in their last 39 road games vs. a right-handed starter
  • 7-19 in their last 26 vs. the National League East

Washington is:

  • 16-6 in their last 22 vs. the National League West
  • 5-1 in their last 6 opening games of a double-header

The Nationals have been one of the best teams in the league all year, but they have really been inconsistent of late. they have won their last three games in a row and will be taking on a San Francisco team that has gone just 19-41 in their last 60 games on the road. The Nats have been prone to being upset at home at times this year, but I just don’t see it here as they are looking to get some consistency as they head to the postseason. Both starters have struggled this year, but the Nationals have a clear advantage on offense, even though they will be without Bryce Harper for this one. The Giants have averaged just 4.17 rpg on the road, while the Nats have put up 5.46 rpg at home. Take Washington in this one.

Pick: Washington

These teams finally got to play their first game of the series last night after Friday night’s game was rained out and then they had to sit through along rain delay on Saturday night before getting the game in. The Nats won that game by a score of 3-1, but this one should be a bit higher scoring than that one. Chris Stratton has a 5.63 ERA in five games (two starts) this year and he also struggled in the minors with a 5.11 ERA in 15 starts. A.J. Cole has a 5.63 ERA in three starts this year and a 5.75 ERA in 12 career starts overall and he also struggled in the minors with a 5.67 ERA in 16 starts. These are not good pitchers that will be on display today and that should allow the offenses to put up some big numbers in this one. Take the Over.

Pick: Over

Confidence: 3

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