Zach Davies (5-3, 3.62 ERA) and the Milwaukee Brewers (32-40) meet Max Scherzer (8-4, 3.29 ERA) and the Washington Nationals (43-30) in the first of a three-game series at Miller Park. The Nationals enter this series looking to snap a five-game losing streak. The game gets underway at 8:10 p.m. ET on Friday, Jun. 24 and will air on MAS2 and FSWI.
In his most recent outing, Davies pitched 7.0 innings, giving up one run, striking out six and walking one in a 3-2 loss to the Dodgers. Ryan Braun (.320, 30 Rs, 12 HRs, 38 RBIs, 6 SBs) continued his strong season Wednesday, going 2 for 5. The Nationals were also unsuccessful the last time Scherzer pitched. He pitched well, going 6.0 innings, allowing one run and striking out 10 in a 7-3 loss to the Padres.
The Nationals are a -170 favorite with a total of 7.5.
Pick - Wash
In their last game, the Nationals lost by a margin of one run. The Brewers are 11-12 in one-run games. The Nationals have an 11-9 record in close games.
The Brewers are coming into this game after allowing two walks during their last outing. The Nationals have a 17-13 record when opponents give up two walks or less.
When they are outhit, the Brewers are 4-34. The Nationals have a 7-19 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 18th in home runs, Milwaukee has hit 76 this season. Washington ranks fifth with 99 home runs.
Ranking sixth, Washington is in the top 10 of the league in walks, notching 247 this season. Milwaukee ranks in the top five at third with 273.
When the Brewers hit at least one home run, they are 23-17. When the Nationals hit at least one homer, they have a 35-16 record.