On Wednesday at Nationals Park, there will be a doubleheader featuring the Seattle Mariners and the Washington Nationals.
The Seattle Mariners have won eight straight games and have a season record of 45-42. Seattle just defeated Toronto in a series, winning all four games that were played. The Seattle pitching staff’s season stats include a 3.58 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and a.236 opponent batting average. The Mariners offence has a.234 batting average and a.317 on base percentage, scoring 354 runs overall. For the Mariners this year, Julio Rodriguez is batting.274 with 15 home runs and 44 RBIs. Chris Flexen, who has tossed 90 innings this season and has a record of 5-8 with a 4.00 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP, is predicted to start Game 1 for Seattle. Tommy Milone, who has pitched 10 innings this season and is 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA and 0.70 WHIP, is anticipated to start for Seattle in Game 2.
The Washington Nationals have dropped 10 of their previous 11 games and are 30-58 this season. Washington just suffered a series defeat to Atlanta in which they dropped all three games. With a 5.16 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and a.269 opponents’ batting average, the Washington pitching staff has struggled. This season, the Nationals’ offence has produced 341 runs while batting.248 with a.317 on-base percentage. For the Nationals this year, Josh Bell is hitting.304 with 12 home runs and 47 RBI. Josiah Gray, who has pitched 87 innings this season and has a record of 7-5, 4.14 ERA, and 1.24 WHIP, is anticipated to start for Washington in Game 1. Erick Fedde, who has pitched 82.2 innings this season and has a record of 5-6 with a 5.01 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP, is anticipated to start Game 2 for Washington.
With the second-worst team ERA in the MLB, Washington enters this series as one of baseball’s worst clubs. Only the Cincinnati Reds, who have a 5.27 team ERA, are better than Washington’s 5.16 team ERA. In the Wednesday doubleheader, Washington is expected to start Josiah Gray and Erick Fedde. Fedde has been incredibly inconsistent this season, but Gray has been alright. With Chris Flexen and Tommy Milone expected to make the opening pitch for Seattle in both games, they will have the pitching advantage.
Free Pick: Washington Nationals