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(24-22) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals (28-18)
Date: Thursday May 26 2016
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park in Washington D.C
Projected Pitchers: Mike Leake vs Joe Ross
MLB Moneyline Odds: Nats -128
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8
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This NL Matchup includes two teams that could cause some ruckus late in the season this year.
The St. Louis Cardinals are struggling currently, but they will always be in the race late in the season.
The Washington Nationals seem to be one of the league’s most surprising teams this season so far.
St. Louis Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals big bats have been struggling so far on the season. They are led by Aledmys Diaz. Diaz is hitting .336 on the season with 22 extra base hits and 24 runs batted in, an overall good season started for Diaz.
Batting in the 3 hole is Matt Holliday, and he seems to be struggling so far this season. Holliday is hitting .234 with 6 dingers and 24RBIs.
Next up is Matt Carpenter. He currently has 41 hits on the year with 9 home runs and 32 RBIs, both of which lead the Cards.
The Cards are sending Mike Leake to the mound. Leake is currently 3-3 on the year with a 4.07 E.R.A and 33 strikeouts.
Leake was last in action against Arizona where he picked up a big time win.
Leake threw in 7 shutout innings where he only gave up 4 hits. Leake also walked 0 batters in the game and struck out 3 Diamondbacks.
He looks to keep things moving in Washington.
The Washington Nationals have been playing up to standard this year, and their lineup has been playing well this year behind Bryce Harper.
The former MVP is currently hitting .246 on the year with 11 home runs and 31 runs batted in, both leading this Nats team.
They are led in hitting by Daniel Murphy. Murphy is hitting .392 on the year with 7 dingers and 30 RBIs.
The veteran Jayson Werth is batting in the 2 hole lately and he is hitting .230. Werth has hit 6 balls out of the park this year and has knocked in 20 runs.
The Nats send out the struggling Joe Ross to pitch at home.
Ross is currenly 3-4 on the year with a 2.70 E.R.A and 37 strikeouts; he has lost his past 4 starts.
Ross was last in action in a loss in Miami against the Marlins. He threw in 5.2 innings where he gave up 3 earned runs on 8 hits, one including a home run.
He struck out 7 Marlins and walked 2. Ross needs to get back on track sooner rather than later.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 12-4 in STL last 16 road games.
- STL are 23-8 in their last 31 Thu. games.
- STL are 11-5 in their last 16 road games.
- Over is 35-17-6 in WAS last 58 home games.
- STL are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings in Washington.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
This game will be a close scoring game between these two teams. I’m taking the Nationals at home in this one. I do not believe Ross is bad enough to lose his 5th game in a row.
He’s keeping the runs down, just can’t catch a break. Look for Harper and Murphy to get their own in this game.
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Nationals in a close game here on Thursday.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cardinals 4 Nationals 6
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