In the third of a four-game series between the Washington Nationals (29-20) and the St. Louis Cardinals (25-24) at Nationals Park, Gio Gonzalez (3-2, 2.87 ERA) and Adam Wainwright (4-3, 5.77 ERA) take the mound. The Cardinals won the last game 6-2, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game starts at 7:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, May. 28 and will air on FOX.
In his most recent outing, Gonzalez pitched 5.0 innings, giving up seven runs and striking out seven in a 7-1 loss to the Mets. Daniel Murphy (.393, 26 Rs, 7 HRs, 30 RBIs, 1 SB) went 1 for 3 yesterday. The Cardinals were victorious the last time Wainwright pitched. He tossed 6.0 innings, allowing three runs, striking out four and walking three in a 4-3 victory over the Cubs. Matt Adams (.320, 15 Rs, 6 HRs, 21 RBIs) went 1 for 2 yesterday.
Oddsmakers have deemed this game a Washington -140 matchup and the Over/Under (O/U) is 7.5 at the moment.
The Nationals are 4-1 against the Cardinals this season.
Predictions: SU Winner - STL
For the 10th time this season, the Cardinals registered at least two errors in a game.
The Nationals managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Cardinals who are coming in with a 17-5 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Cardinals are 5-20. The Nationals have a 4-13 record when opponents outhit them.
Washington ranks in the top 10 of the league when it comes to home runs, hitting 58 this season. St. Louis ranks in the top five at third with 67.
Ranking 19th, Washington is in the bottom half of the league in hits, notching 8.14 per game. St. Louis ranks in the top 10 at seventh with 9.10.
Ranking 16th, Washington is in the bottom half of the league for its on-base plus slugging percentage (.726). St. Louis ranks in the top five at third with an OPS of .795.
When the Cardinals allow at least one home run, they are 14-18. When the Nationals allow one or more homers, they have a 17-17 record.