Game 2 of their series will take place at Nationals Park on Friday night between the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals.
The Atlanta Braves have won five of their past seven games and have a season record of 54-37. This series’ opening game was won by Atlanta on Thursday night, 5-4. This season, the Atlanta pitching staff’s stats include a 3.57 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and a.231 opponents’ batting average. The Braves offence has generated 429 runs while hitting for a.248 average and reaching base at a.313 clip. For the Braves this year, Austin Riley has a batting average of.284 with 25 home runs and 58 RBI. Ian Anderson, who has tossed 86.2 innings this year and has a record of 7-5, 4.98 ERA, and 1.51 WHIP, is anticipated to start for Atlanta.
The Washington Nationals have dropped seven straight games and are 30-61 this year. Washington dropped both of its contests with Seattle prior to dropping Game 1 of this series. The Washington pitching staff has an opponent batting average of.267, a 5.13 ERA, and a 1.47 WHIP. The Nationals offence has a.249 batting average, a.317 on-base percentage, and 350 runs scored this season. For the Nationals this year, Josh Bell is batting.300 with 13 home runs and 48 RBI. Patrick Corbin, who has tossed 94.2 innings this year and has a record of 4-11, 5.70 ERA, and 1.67 WHIP, is predicted to start for Washington.
Atlanta is 6-2 in their past 8 games on Fridays and has a record of 14-4 in their previous 18 road games. In Atlanta’s last six game twos of a series, the under is 6-0. In their previous 78 games, Washington is 24-54, and in their last 29 games, they are 8-21. In Washington’s last 8 game twos of a series, the under is 8-0. In their last 52 head-to-head encounters, the Braves have an impressive 37-15 record.
Atlanta is the clear favourite going into this clash, and for good reason. In almost every respect, Atlanta is superior to Washington, and the latter has one of the worst team ERAs in MLB. In his last 10.1 innings with the Braves, Ian Anderson has given up three runs. In his last 21 innings for Washington, Patrick Corbin has given up six runs.
Free Pick: Washington Nationals