The MLB will bring more action today as the Washington Nationals will clash with the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York in the final game of a four-game series. The Nationals will give a start to Jeremy Hellickson and the Mets will counter with Corey Oswalt.
Washington Nationals Form
The Nationals are in a poor form right now. It seems that there is not the end of their struggles. They have lost the last two games against the Mets. On Friday, there were very competitive as they lost the game with a 4-3 score. Also, the game on Saturday ended with a 7-4 Mets win. These defeats put the Nationals in a very bad positon as they lost 22 of their last 32 games. For the record, it is very unusual for Washington to go on a long bad run. They were a team that was well known to bounce back fast. The Nationals have averaged 4.21 runs per game and have allowed 3.77 runs per game on the road so far. Jeremy Hellickson record against the Mets stands at the 2-4 with a 7.40 ERA in nine starts, including 1-2 with a 6.84 ERA in five starts here at Citi Field.
The offensive game of the Nationals is not that great this season as they are placed on the 20th place in the league in scoring, putting up 4.33 runs per game, while also being 18th place in hitting at .244 and 12th spot in homers with a total of 111. On the mound, they have been very good as they are placed on the 12th place in the league in ERA at 3.86, while also being 6th place in WHIP at 1.22 and 6th in K’s with 851.
New York Mets Form
The Mets are also not playing the best baseball this season. However, it seems that they are taking advantage of the current poor form of the Nationals as they have won the last two games. Yet, this recent improvement in form is not enough as they will not be part of the playoffs this season. The Mets have averaged 3.08 runs per game and have allowed 4.16 runs per game at the Citi Field this season.
On the offensive side of the game, the Mets have been poor this season as they are placed on the 26th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 3.86 runs per game, while also being 29th place in hitting at .228 and 23rd spot in homers with a total of 96. On the mound, they are placed on the 19th place in the league in ERA at 4.26 while also being 18th place in WHIP at 1.33 and 12th spot in K’s with 826.
The Nationals have been poor lately and their recent struggles against the Mets just showed the seriousness of their troubles. On the other sides, the Mets won the last two games, but they are also facing their own challenges. Their home form is poor as their record at home stands at 6-20 in the last 26 games. There is no better game for the Nationals to bounce back. I expect that the Nationals to finally win and end this bad run.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets 07/14/2018 is: Take the Washington Nationals -138 (money line bet)
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