Game two of this interleague series sees the Yankees (60-65, 35-32 home) and Nationals (58-68, 29-32 away) facing off at Yankee Stadium. The starting pitcher for the Yankees will be Luis Severino, while the Nationals are turning to MacKenzie Gore. Find out who I like to win in this New York Yankees and Washington Nationals showdown.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS VS NEW YORK YANKEES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Washington Nationals +115
This game will be played at Yankee Stadium at 7:05 ET on Wednesday, August 23rd.
WHY BET THE WASHINGTON NATIONALS:
- Over their last ten games as the favorite, the Yankees are just 3-7 (straight-up).
- The Yankees head into the game having lost five straight matchups as the moneyline favorite.
- Luis Severino has given up five away runs across his last three starts.
WASHINGTON NATIONALS ON A RUNLINE WIN STREAK
Winners of two straight games, the Nationals are in 5th place in the NL East. So far, they have a series win percentage of 44% (17-22-2). Washington has gone 29-32 on the road this season compared to 29-36 at home.
MacKenzie Gore takes the mound for Washington with a 6-9 record. In 24 outings, he has an ERA of 4.38 and a K/9 of 10.29. His FIP is 4.48 and his OBP is .316.
In his most recent outing, MacKenzie Gore delivered a quality start for the Nationals, surrendering no runs on one hit in 6 1/3 innings. Despite his impressive performance, he was not credited with the win as Washington ultimately defeated Boston 6-2.
For the season, the Nationals’ offense is averaging 4.4 runs per game. Over their last five games they have swung the bats well, sitting 8th in the league in scoring, with a total of 27 runs. Overall, Washington’s team batting average is .260, putting them 5th in the MLB.
Over the Nationals’ past five contests, CJ Abrams has been at the forefront of their offense, hitting two home runs. Across the entire season, he has tallied 13 long balls and is batting .250.
WILL THE NEW YORK YANKEES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
New York enters today’s matchup with an overall record of 60-65, placing them 5th in the AL East. The club has played in 41 series so far, and has a record of 16-18-7, including dropping each of their past four sets. The Yankees are 35-32 at home and 25-33 and 35-32 at home.
Today, New York Yankees starter Luis Severino will attempt to improve his performance and limit the number of home-runs he has allowed in his last eight appearances. His current record stands at 2-8 with an ERA of 7.98. Severino has recorded 61 strikeouts and a K/9 rate of 8.11, while also averaging 3.99 walks per 9 innings pitched.
Luis Severino was handed the loss in his last start against the Braves, as he yielded five runs on five hits in a 5-0 shutout. The Yankees were unable to get anything going offensively, resulting in a tough defeat.
So far this season, the Yankees’ has gone deep 169 times, placing them 6th in the league. Over New York’s previous five games, they are 22nd in runs scored, with their season average of 4.2 runs per game putting them 23rd in the league. The Yankees’ overall team batting average stands at .229 along with an OBP of .305.
Gleyber Torres has been one of the Yankees’ most potent offensive weapons this season. His .265 batting average and 50 runs batted in have been integral to the team’s success, while his 19 home runs have provided a much-needed power boost.