Washington Nationals at Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Pick – August 21st

We picked a nice win last night, to run our record to 5-2 on the week when we backed the St. Louis Cardinals in the home against the Milwaukee Brewers. This looked like a rather evenly matched game, however I enjoyed backing the Cards in the home because they had the fourth-best home winning percentage in the majors heading into last night’ s game. The Brewers had lost five out of their last seven matches and had struggled over the road. When the Cardinals moved from home favorites, to money, it created even more worth, and that I jumped all over the Cardinals.
The game was actually a good deal closer than you might be shown by the score since the score was 1-0 through five innings. St. Louis created a somewhat controversial decision to pull on starting pitcher Michael Wacha, who had been totally cruising, after just four innings of work since they ended up pinch-hitting for Wacha with the bases loaded in the bottom of the fourth.
They could not capitalize on the opportunity, as well as Wacha out of this game, the bullpen gave up their 1-0 lead. Inside my selection yesterday I said I was looking to fade that the Brewers bullpen, who abused the past games and have been used. And after matters turned over the wheels fell off to the Brewers.
St. Louis wound up scoring eight runs on five different Milwaukee replacements in just four innings. The big hit was a dual by Dexter Fowler that gave the Cards the lead permanently and broke a 2-2 tie up. With the win, the Cardinals placed even more distance between themselves and the Brewers at the Central Division race.
Milwaukee is now fading fast and four games back. The Chicago Cubs stay Only a half of a game back from the Cardinals and discovered a win against the San Francisco Giants. It appears like it is going to be an end for the ages again this season at the NL Central Division. For today’s choice, we will head to Pittsburgh, where the Nationals are hosted by the Pirates.
The Washington Nationals are in Pittsburgh Wednesday for game three of a four-game series against the Pirates. The show is tied up in once game heading tonight. The Nats have gone from playoff hold a one-game lead over the Cubs for the wild card slot at the NL, also right currently shot to card favorites in a couple of week’s time. The Nationals have won ten out of their last two matches.
For the Pirates, they’d done a decent job of remaining aggressive the majority of the year, but they opened by dropping eight straight games to fall out of the playoff conversation. The Pirates have lost four out of their last six matches, and are for first location at the middle, a whopping fifteen and a half games back of the Cardinals.
Starting tonight to get the Nationals is Patrick Corbin (9-5 3.34 ERA), and also for the Pirates it’s Joe Musgrove (8-11 4.59 ERA). The game is set in runs. The Nationals are all -145 road favorites. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 PM PST from PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
Patrick Corbin has been brought in Stephen Strasburg and to be a solid number three in the Washington rotation behind Max Scherzer. And for the most part, he’s lived up to this hype. Corbin is best five in the NL in strikeouts with 180. A couple of the men ahead of him? Scherzer and Strasburg. And also that his ERA is a very respectable 3.34.
In Julyhe had been almost unhittable because he’d a 1.94 ERA in six starts, and the Nationals won five from these sox games. In August, he started out a bit slow because he got roughed up from the Arizona Diamondbacks, but at his past two starts, he has thrown a joint twelve innings and has allowed just three earned runs, with sixteen strikeouts. Against the Pirates this year, Corbin pitched a gem, since he pitched seven innings, allowing just 1 run while striking a season-high eleven.
Joe Musgrove has a significant job at hand tonight. This Nationals group has decided to start moving the bats here. Washington is currently leading the National League in runs and had scored runs in five of the previous five games. We saw where they scored thirteen runs how powerful this Washington crime is in game one of the series.
Musgrove was solid in his last start against the Chicago Cubs, but also for the month of August, he has a 0-2 record with a 7.31 ERA in three starts. He has struggled since then, although this guy had an ERA of two runs at the end of April. He has allowed five runs or more in a beginning seven times as May 1st. Ouch.
This is a mismatch. We see a lot of these late in the season where one team is pushing for the playoffs, and assess talent for the future and the other team is hoping to play the rest of the season out. Winning isn’t a priority to the Pirates, and it reveals. Obviously, the side to be about is Washington. Along with the -145 cost is unattractive.
But when I look at the run line, I see I can find the Nats with some dog cash. That sounds juicy! Corbin is likely to shut this team down tonight. Remember when I said previously that the Nats lead the NL in scoring in August? The Pirates have been on the end of the spectrum since they are fourteenth scored. With only the Miami Marlins one operate .
I see Corbin putting us six or seven strong innings with a great deal of strikeouts, along with the Nationals beating Joe Musgrove. I really don’t know whether it is going to get out of hand when the Pirates were penalized by the Nationals to the song of thirteen runs fifteen hits, because it did in game but, but it just might. Either way I view that the Nationals cruising with multiple runs to the success, so I will take advantage of this rush line and go for the bigger payout. Give that the Washington Nationals setting a half in game three and a streak from Pittsburgh to me!

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