Heading into game three of this National League matchup, the Nationals (42-59, 19-33 home) will send Jake Irvin to the mound against the Rockies (40-61, 17-35 away) and Peter Lambert. Check out my pick for today’s Colorado Rockies vs. Washington Nationals game in Washington.
COLORADO ROCKIES VS WASHINGTON NATIONALS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Colorado Rockies +114
This game will be played at Nationals Park at 12:05 ET on Wednesday, July 26th.
WHY BET THE COLORADO ROCKIES:
- Over their last five games on the road, Colorado has a straight-up record of 3-2.
- Washington is on a three game winning streak when the underdog.
- Jake Irvin has given up five away runs across his last four starts.
COLORADO ROCKIES SEEK TO IMPROVE THEIR ROAD RECORD
Entering game 102 of their season, the Rockies are 18.5 games out in the NL West and are in 5th place. So far, their overall series record stands at 12-17-3. Colorado’s road winning percent is currently 32.7% (17-35) compared to 46.9% at home (23-26).
The Rockies will call on starter Peter Lambert, who holds a 2-1 record. In 16 outings, Lambert has posted an ERA of 5.49 and a K/9 of 8.92. His FIP is 5.57 and opponents are batting .339 against him.
The Colorado Rockies notched a victory in Lambert’s most recent outing, besting the Miami Marlins 6-1. The right-hander pitched five frames, surrendering three hits and no earned runs to improve his record to W-L.
Offensively, Colorado is ranked 20th in the league with an average of 4.4 runs per game. When looking over their last five matchups, the Rockies averaged 5.4 runs per contest, which is 6th best in that span. In terms of their power numbers, Colorado is 21st in all of baseball, with a total of 100 home runs.
Ryan McMahon has been one of the Rockies’ most consistent offensive threats in 2023. The infielder holds a .254 batting average and has driven in 46 runs, while also hitting 15 home runs.
WILL THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Heading into today’s game, the Nationals are 5th in the NL East on an overall record of 42-59. So far, they have played in 33 series, and are below .500 at 11-20-2. This season, the Nationals are 19-33 at home and 23-26 on the road.
Today marks Jake Irvin’s 15th outing of the 2023 campaign, with an overall record of 3-5. His ERA is currently sitting at 4.87, and he has allowed a .337 OBP. The right-hander has struck out 53 batters and has a WHIP of 1.43. On the road, his ERA is 5.99 while it stands at 5.38 in home games.
Jake Irvin notched a quality start and a victory in his last matchup with the Giants, as the Nationals emerged victorious by a score of 5-3. The right-hander yielded three runs and five hits across 6 2/3 frames to secure the win.
Having gone deep 14 times in their last ten games, the Nationals are 7th in that span. At 4.3 runs per game, Washington is 21st in the league. This figure has come on a team batting average of .262 while hitting a total of 92 home runs (24th).
Lane Thomas has been one of the Nationals’ most consistent hitters this season. He currently holds a .292 batting average and has driven in 54 runs. Additionally, Thomas has hit 16 home runs so far in 2023.