Leading up to game two of this interleague battle, the Orioles (98-59, 46-30 home) will send Grayson Rodriguez to the mound to take on the Nationals (69-89, 35-42 away) and Patrick Corbin. Find out who I like to come out on top in this Washington Nationals vs. Baltimore Orioles matchup in Baltimore.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS VS BALTIMORE ORIOLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Washington Nationals +1.5 Runs
This game will be played at Oriole Park at Camden Yards at 6:35 ET on Wednesday, September 27th.
WHY BET THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS:
- Against the runline, the Orioles have gone just 1-4 in their last five home games.
- The Orioles have dropped two straight games vs. the runline at home.
- The Nationals have gone 1-2 in Grayson Rodriguez’s last five starts.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS LOOKING FOR UPSET AS ROAD UNDERDOGS
Looking to snap a two game losing streak, the Nationals are in 5th place in the NL East. Washington’s overall record sits at 69-89 while going 35-42 on the road and 34-47 at home, respectively. So far, they have played in 51 series, and have gone 20-28-3.
Patrick Corbin takes the mound for Washington with a 10-14 record. He has made 31 appearances this season, posting an ERA of 5.13 and a K/9 of 6.26. His FIP is 5.21 and opponents have an OBP of .323 against him.
Patrick Corbin was handed the loss in the Nationals’ 9-6 defeat to the Braves after surrendering five runs on five hits over 4 1/3 innings.
Over their last ten games, the Nationals are ranked 13th in the league in scoring at 4.2 runs per game. Their season-long scoring average of 4.3 per contest puts them 21st in baseball. In terms of on-base percentage, Washington is 18th, with an OBP currently sitting at .313. The team’s collective batting average is .253 (9th).
Joey Meneses has been the Nationals’ most productive hitter this season, boasting a .279 batting average. His slugging percentage stands at .407, and his on-base percentage is .326.
WILL THE BALTIMORE ORIOLES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
Throughout the season, the Orioles have taken advantage of playing at home, posting a series record of 14-8 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Their overall record of 98-59 puts Baltimore 1st in the AL East. Against the runline, their overall record is 93-64 and 36-40 at home. This year’s Orioles’ games have an over/under record of 81-67.
Grayson Rodriguez will take the mound for the Orioles with a 6-4 record. In 22 appearances, he has posted an ERA of 4.49, allowing opponents to hit .256 against him. He has struck out 124 batters while also giving up 42 walks, resulting in a WHIP of 1.35 and a SLG allowed of .419.
Grayson Rodriguez’s last outing for the Orioles ended in a no-decision, as he tossed five innings while giving up two runs on five hits. Despite his efforts, the Guardians ultimately prevailed with a 5-2 victory.
With a season-long average of 5.1 runs per game, the Orioles are the 7th ranked scoring offense this season. As a team, they are batting .257, with an OBP of .323. In Baltimore’s last ten games, they are 11th in home runs, having gone deep eight times in that span.
Over the Orioles’ past five contests, Anthony Santander has been their top hitter, batting .400. This season, Santander is hitting at a .258 clip and has driven in 92 runs.