Washington Nationals vs Tampa Bay Rays

WASHINGTON NATIONALS VS TAMPA BAY RAYS

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Today’s matchup is between the Washington Nationals (33-14) and the Tampa Bay Rays (31-17). The Nationals have won 2 of their last 5 games & the Rays have won 2 of their last 5 games.

The Nationals are starting Anibal Sanchez (RHP), on the mound who is 2-4 on the season pitching a 6.81 ERA, 5.79 FIP, .398 wOBA, K% of 16.6%, BB% of 6.6%, 89.2 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.75 WHIP in 38.1 innings pitched.

The Rays are starting John Curtiss (RHP), who is 3-0 on the season with a 1.53 ERA, 2.98 FIP, .250 wOBA, K% of 26.9%, BB% of 3%, 92.2 MPH average exit velocity, and a 0.91 WHIP in 17.1 innings pitched.

The Nationals are the 21st best in the Majors in Relieving Pitching (WAR) while the Rays are 6th.

On the hitting side, the Nationals have a .328 wOBA and a .333 OBP. The Rays have a .330 wOBA and a .331 OBP. The Nationals have 51 HRs this season while the Rays have 65 HRs.

The Rays have the better starting pitcher, better relieving and have more power hitting which is why I like them to win the game.

Washington Nationals:

Record: 17-28

Last 10 Games: 5-5

Streak: L2

Tampa Bay Rays: 

Record: 30-17

Last 10 Games: 5-5

Streak: L1

  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games.
  • Washington are 6-14 SU in their last 20 games.
  • Washington are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against Tampa Bay.
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games.
  • Tampa Bay are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games against Washington.

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