The MLB is back on Labor day as the St Louis Cardinals will clash with the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The Cardinals will start this game with Jack Flaherty and he will be opposed by Max Scherzer.
St Louis Cardinals Form
The Cardinals are playing well in this second part of the season. However, they have lost the last two games against the Cincinnati Reds. Still, their recent record is still solid as they have 18 wins from their last 24 games. The Cardinals have also been solid away as they have a record of 39-30. The Cardinals will start with Jack Flaherty and this will be his first start against the Nationals.
The Cardinals have average offensive stats as they are placed on the 12th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 4.59 runs per game, while also being on the 14th spot in hitting at .250 and 9th place in homers with a total of 175. On the mound, they have been very solid as they are placed on the 5th spot in the league in ERA at 3.66 while also being on the 15th place in WHIP at 1.30 and 19th place in K’s with 1098.
Washington Nationals Form
The Nationals still have a chance for a playoffs spot. They will head into this game after a loss of 9-4 at the hands of the Brewers. They haven’t been consistent all year and that could cost them a playoff spot on the end. The Nationals have averaged 4.86 runs per game and have allowed 4.36 runs per game here at home for the year.
Max Scherzer record against the Cardinals stands at 2-4 with a 2.70 ERA in eight starts.
On the offensive side of the game, the Cardinals have been placed on the 11th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 4.61 runs per game, while also being on the 12th spot in hitting at .252 and 14th place in homers with a total of 161. On the mound, the Nationals are placed on the 14th spot in the league in ERA at 3.92, while also being on the 9th place in WHIP at 1.23 and 11th spot in K’s with 1178.
This will be an interesting game. The Cardinals have been solid this year and on the other side, the Nationals are also a good team. Nevertheless, I expect a solid win from the Nationals. They need to keep winning if they want to secure a playoff spot.
Go for Washington in this one.
My Free Pick & Prediction for St Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals 09/3/2018
is: Take the Washington Nationals -188 (money line)
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