St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals, second game of the series, the first game was tight, the Cardinals won by just one run 7-6, but the Nationals were pressing from the start. The Nats have suffered a lot to win on the road, between July and August they have barely been able to win some games.
St. Louis Cardinals: We want to win at home.
The Cardinals this season at home have a record of 30 wins and 26 losses, 53.6% of effectiveness. They are good numbers, from July 14 to August 14 the Cards have had 9 games at home, they have only lost two games. The last series at home was against the Rockies, the Cardinals won 3-1 and also against the Cubs 2-1. The worst losing streak the team has suffered at home was 6 games against Reds, Braves and Indians.
John Gant will open the second game of this series, 4 wins and 4 losses in the season for him, 3.89 ERA and 1,226 WHIP. In the last four games at home Gant has only one win and 3 losses. This has been his best year. The Cards are scoring an average of 4.14 runs, 8.34 hits and 1.04 home runs.
Washington Nationals: We are tired of losing.
The Nationals have suffered defeat after defeat between July and August on the road, 7 victories in 19 games, a giant failure that has left the Nationals with 30 wins and 31 defeats this season on the road. The last series with good results was on July 23 against the Marlins 2-2, but in reality the Nationals do not win a series since May against the Orioles.
Gio Gonzalez has a difficult task tonight, it will not be easy for him, in the 2018 season he has 7 wins and 8 losses with 3.89 ERA and 1,480 WHIP. Last year was very good for Gio with 15-9, but his level has been very regular since 2012 with 21-8. The Nats are scoring on the road up to 4.33 runs per game, 8.13 hits and 1.18 homeruns.
My Free Pick & Prediction for St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals 08/14/2018 is: Take the St. Louis Cardinals -109 (Moneyline)
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