We picked a nice win every night, to run our record to 5-2 over the week once we endorsed the St. Louis Cardinals in the home against the Milwaukee Brewers. This seemed like a game that was fairly evenly matched, but I liked backing the Cards at home as they had the home winning percentage in the majors heading to a night’ game. The Brewers had lost five out of the last seven matches and had struggled on the road. Therefore, once the Cardinals were moved by the morning betting action from home favorites, to money, it generated more worth, and I jumped all over the Cardinals.
The match was a lot closer than the final score might show you since the score was 1-0 through five innings. St. Louis made a somewhat controversial option to pull starting pitcher Michael Wacha, who had been absolutely cruising, after only four innings of work since they ended pinch-hitting for Wacha with the bases loaded in the bottom of the fourth.
They could not capitalize on the chance that is scoring, as well as Wacha out of the game, the Cardinals bullpen immediately gave up their lead, allowing two runs in the sixth inning. In my pick yesterday I mentioned I looked to evaporate that the bullpen, who have been used and abused the last several games. And after matters turned over the wheels fell off for the Brewers.
St. Louis wound up scoring eight runs on five different Milwaukee replacements in just four innings. The big bang was a dual by Dexter Fowler that gave the Cards the lead once and for all and broke a 2-2 tie up. With the win, the Cardinals placed more distance between themselves and the Brewers from the Central Division race.
Milwaukee is now four games back and fading fast. The Chicago Cubs stay Only a half a game back of the Cardinals and found a triumph against the San Francisco Giants. It looks like it is going to be a finish for those ages again this year at the NL Central Division. For the choice of today, we’ll visit Pittsburgh, in which the Nationals are hosted by the Pirates.
The Washington Nationals have been in Pittsburgh Wednesday for game three of a four-game series against the Pirates. The series is tied up in game heading into game three tonight. The Nats have gone from playoff have a one-game lead over the Cubs for the very first card slot in the NL, and right now shot to card favorites in two or three week’s time. The Nationals have won ten out of the last two matches.
For the Pirates, they’d done an adequate job of remaining aggressive most of the season, by dropping eight straight games to drop out of the playoff conversation but they started up August. The Pirates have dropped four out of their last six matches, and are for first place in the central, a fifteen and a half games back from the Cardinals.
Beginning tonight for the Nationals is Patrick Corbin (9-5 3.34 ERA), and for the Pirates it is Joe Musgrove (8-11 4.59 ERA). The game complete over-under is set at nine runs. The Nationals have been -145 street 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 number three at the Washington rotation behind Max Scherzer. And for the most part, he has lived up to this hype. Corbin is top five in the NL in strikeouts with 180. Two of the guys ahead of him punchouts? Scherzer and Strasburg. And that his ERA is a really commendable 3.34.
In Julyhe was almost unhittable since he had a 1.94 ERA in six starts, and the Nationals won five from these sox games. As he got roughed up from the Arizona Diamondbacks in August he started out a bit slow, but at his last 2 starts, he’s thrown a twelve innings and has allowed only three earned runs. Since he pitched seven innings, allowing only 1 run against the Pirates earlier this year, Corbin tossed a gem.
Joe Musgrove has a huge task at hand tonight. This Nationals group has finally decided to begin swinging the bats here. Washington had scored runs in four of the previous five games and is currently leading the National League in runs. We saw just how successful this Washington crime is in game one of this show where they scored thirteen conducts.
Musgrove was solid in his last start against the Chicago Cubs, but for the month of Augusthe has a 0-2 record with a 7.31 ERA in 3 starts. This man had an ERA of two runs but he has really struggled since then. He’s allowed five runs or more at a beginning seven days as May 1st. Ouch.
This really is a mismatch. We see a good deal of these late in the season where one group is pushing hard to the playoffs, and the other team is just trying to play out the rest of the year and evaluate talent for the future. Winning isn’t a priority at the moment to the Pirates, and it shows. Obviously, the negative to be on is Washington. And the -145 price is not all that unattractive.
Nevertheless, as soon as I take a look at the run line, I find I can find the Nats with some dog money. Now that sounds! Corbin is likely to shut down this team tonight. Remember when I mentioned previously the Nats lead the NL in scoring here in August? As they are fourteenth scored, well, the Pirates have been on the other end of the spectrum. With only the Miami Marlins one run behind them.
I visit Corbin putting us six or seven strong innings with lots of strikeouts, along with the Nationals hammering Joe Musgrove. I don’t know whether it is going to get out of hand when the Pirates were penalized by the Nationals on fifteen strikes into the song of thirteen runs as it did in game one, but it may. Either way I see the Nationals cruising to the success by runs, therefore I go for the payout and will make the most of this conduct line. Give me that the Washington Nationals laying a series and a half tonight in game three!

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