The Nationals (69-88, 35-41 away) travel to take on the Orioles (97-59, 45-30 home) in game one of this interleague matchup. Josiah Gray is getting the start for the Nationals while Kyle Bradish is starting for the Orioles. See who I like to pick up the win in today’s Washington Nationals vs. Baltimore Orioles showdown at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS VS BALTIMORE ORIOLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Washington Nationals +201
This game will be played at Oriole Park at Camden Yards at 6:35 ET on Tuesday, September 26th.
WHY BET THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS:
- The Nationals will be taking on a Orioles club that is just 2-3 over their last five games.
- Coming into the game, the Orioles have gone just 2-3 in their last five home games.
- The Nationals have gone 0-2 in Kyle Bradish’s last two starts.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS SEEK TO IMPROVE THEIR ROAD RECORD
Entering game 158 of their season, the Nationals are 31.5 games out in the NL East and are in 5th place. So far, their overall series record stands at 20-27-3. Washington’s road winning percent is currently 46.1% (35-41) compared to 42.0% at home (34-47).
Washington will hand the ball to Josiah Gray, who has an 8-12 record. Over his last two starts, he has allowed fewer than three earned runs. His ERA is 4.00 and FIP is 4.97, while opponents have a .399 slugging percentage against him. Gray has tallied 136 strikeouts so far this season.
Josiah Gray was the victor in the Nationals’ 13-3 triumph over the White Sox, allowing one run on five hits in his last outing.
For the season, the Nationals’ offense is averaging 4.3 runs per game. Over their last five games they have swung the bats well, sitting 5th in the league in scoring, with a total of 30 runs. Overall, Washington’s team batting average is .254, putting them 9th in the MLB.
The Nationals’ offense has been led by Luis García over their last five games, with the infielder having hit one home run. García has nine long balls on the season and is batting .265.
WILL THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Orioles enter today’s action with an overall record of 97-59, putting them in first place in the AL East. So far, they have put together a 45-30 record at home and 52-29. Baltimore’s overall series record stands at 31-14-4.
Baltimore Orioles starter Kyle Bradish has had a successful season thus far, boasting an 11-7 record and a 3.01 ERA. His ERA on the road is 3.34, while his home ERA is slightly higher at 3.93. His WHIP for the season stands at 1.07, and opposing teams have only managed to hit .219 against him with a slugging percentage of .340.
In his most recent outing, Kyle Bradish delivered a quality performance, tossing six scoreless frames, yet he was not rewarded with a win. Despite his efforts, the Baltimore Orioles fell to the Houston Astros 2-1.
During their last five games, Baltimore is the 17th ranked offense in terms of batting average. In these games, they have hit a combined .226 and are averaging 3.6 runs per game. Across the entire season, the Orioles are hitting .257 with an OBP of .323 while averaging 5.1 runs per contest. This figure puts them 6th in the league.
Gunnar Henderson has been a major contributor to the Orioles’ offensive success in 2023, leading the team in home runs with 27 and RBIs with 81. His slugging percentage for the season is an impressive .493.