Nationals vs. Pirates MLB Pick – August 19th
The Pittsburgh Pirates Come back in PNC Park after participating in the Little League Classic against the Chicago Cubs at Bowman Field last night.
They took the Cubs it. Their only run came in a solo blast by Sterling Marte away Craig Kimbrel in the top of the 9th. It was the very first pitch Kimbrel threw from the game.
Pedro Strop was called for mop-up duty, and while he loaded the bases and gave the Pirates a little glimmer of hope, Strop obtained Melky Cabrera swinging to get a 3rd strike to end the match. It is a huge win for the Cubs, as they move to a tie with the Cardinals to get 1st in the NL Central.
Nothing has changed in the last month. In the feeling that nobody has been able to pull off and get comfortable. It is likely going to remain to be a near ride until the day of the regular season. Where they perform with their best ball the Cubs finally get back home.
For the Nationalsthey are behind in their own divisional battle, but with more than a month left to play with in the regular season, it would not be an impossible task to catch the Braves. They are just going to need to acquire sexy and expect the Braves stumble. If the Nationals overlook on the NL East, they’re a Fantastic opportunity they visit the Wild Card Game, however.
In case the postseason started today, then the Nationals will be hosting the NL Wild Card Game against the Chicago Cubs. Together with the struggles that the Cubs have experienced on the road, the Nationals would likely be the favorites in the one. However, it’d be simple to find a lot of Cubs cash come in.
The Phillies, Brewers, and Mets are all two games from a wildcard. Joe Ross has been coming on recently and will look to stay hot tonight in Pittsburgh. The Pirates are expected to cancel Ross using Trevor Williams. Head below for our free Nationals vs. Pirates pick.
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The Nationals are quite ecstatic with the level of production that they’ve been getting from Joe Ross lately. After a slow start to the season, Ross was on fire lately. In his entire career, it has been one of the greatest stretches for him in reality.
In his previous three outings, that go across 18 innings of work, Ross has enabled just 1-run for an ERA of 0.50 and 1.00 WHIP. It’s not like he’s only been getting lucky. Ross was in a position to restrict baserunners also.
Overall this season, Ross has really been fairly competent on the road. He hasn’t liked pitching in Washington which is skewed up his figures. Ross has recently posted an ERA of 9.00 and 2.24 WHIP at home, while appearing sharp as a seeing hurler.
He enters Pittsburgh with a 3.86 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in 25.2 innings flying on the road. Ross should expect some good run support from his offense in this one. They have been on fire and seem to hammer a fighting Trevor Williams on Monday night.
The Nats head to this one with 31 runs scored in their past two games. They had 13 runs upward on the board by the end of the 3rd inning yesterday evening. There were three hitters with 3 RBI’s, Brian Dozier with the most popular violin together with 4 RBI’s in the win.
Williams heads into this one with the ERA of both 7.88 along with 1.88 WHIP in his previous three outings. He’s yielded 11 earned runs in his last 10 innings pitched. Furthermore, Williams has neglected to have control at home. He has struggled with a 6.11 ERA and also 1.47 WHIP in PNC Park. Following a tough series against the Cubs, expect the same for the Pirates against the Nationals to Start the week.