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(21-11) Washington Nationals vs. Baltimore Orioles (21-10)
Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Camden Yards, Baltimore, MD.
Projected Pitchers: Scherzer vs. Jimenez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Washington -144 / Baltimore +145
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Washington -105 / Baltimore -115
MLB Betting Total: 8.5 (Over -120 / Under +100)
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Gio Gonzalez was not sharp in the outset on Monday and the Orioles made him pay for it. Baltimore smashed three home runs in the first inning and led 4-0 after one inning.
Kevin Gausman cruised for seven innings; the bullpen held on for a 6-4 win; and Baltimore continued its recent dominance over Washington.
Tonight could be a different story with Max Scherzer on the mound.
There have been no signs that Scherzer is slowing down at age 32. He seems to be better than ever, in fact. He’s got a 2.66 ERA and owns the National League’s second-best WHIP of 0.91.
That means Ubaldo Jimenez does not have much room for error on Tuesday evening.
It will be Baldo’s first start since late April because he came on for relief duty when Kevin Gausman was ejected after one inning against Boston. Jimenez was good in a pinch, shutting the Sox down for three innings.
If you go back and read my writeup of Jimenez’s last start, you’ll read me commenting on this very topic. On how Jimenez really isn’t a one-inning bullpen guy, nor starter, but that he could probably be an effective reliever who throws two or three innings, twice a week.
There’s still this stigma around Major League Baseball that you are either a short-inning guy or a starting pitcher, someone who throws 25 pitches or 100, with little room in the middle. Jimenez threw 55 against Boston, which is right in his sweet zone, if you ask me.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- WAS are 11-3 in their last 14 road games.
- Over is 7-2 in WAS last 9 road games.
- WAS are 15-6 in their last 21 overall.
- Under is 9-1 in BAL last 10 interleague home games.
- BAL are 15-3 in their last 18 home games.
- Under is 37-12-2 in BAL last 51 home games.
- Head to Head: WAS are 5-14 in the last 19 meetings in Baltimore.
- Head to Head: WAS are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings.
Free Washington Nationals vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Prediction: the Nats even the series, bang Baltimore.
Even if they don’t try to stretch out Baldo, Jimenez goes into the game with the mindset of throwing 100 pitches. That very well could affect the first inning. Nats win big.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Washington -1.5 (-105)
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MLB Free Score Prediction: Washington 7 – Baltimore 3
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