On Tuesday night, the Washington Nationals will face the New York Mets in Game 2 of their series at Citi Field.
The Washington Nationals have won four of their last six games and are 18-32 on the season. On Monday, Washington was defeated 13-5 in Game 1 of this series. This season, the Washington pitching staff has a 5.12 ERA, 1.49 ERA, and.269 opponent batting average. With a.255 batting average and a.321 on-base percentage, the Nationals offence has scored 206 runs. This season, Juan Soto has a.236 batting average with nine home runs and 16 RBIs for the Nationals. Patrick Corbin, Washington’s anticipated starter, is 1-7 with a 6.30 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in 50 innings pitched this season.
This season, the New York Mets are 33-17 and have won four straight games. New York is coming off a three-game series victory over Philadelphia, in which they won all three games. The pitching staff in New York has a 3.78 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and a.231 opponent batting average. This season, the Mets offence has a.264 batting average and a.336 on-base percentage, scoring 256 runs. This season, Pete Alonso has a.286 batting average with 13 home runs and 47 RBIs for the Mets. Trevor Williams, who has tossed 22.2 innings this season and has a 4.37 ERA and 1.24 WHIP, is expected to start for New York.
Washington is 21-44 on the road in their previous 65 games and 13-28 in game two of a series. In Washington’s last seven Tuesday games, the under is 5-2. New York has won six of its previous six games at home and is 10-2 in its last 12 Tuesday games. In New York’s last five Tuesday games, the under is 4-1. In the last 19 head-to-head matches between these two teams, Washington is 5-14.
The Mets have been playing excellent baseball this season and will face off against Corbin, who has battled mightily. The over is a good bet in this game, but I think the Mets will win by at least two runs.
Free Pick: New York Mets