Arizona Diamondbacks ( 36-33) vs Washington Nationals ( 31-36)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 13th,2019 at 7:05 PM ( Nationals Park)
Zach Greinke (7-2, 2.87 ERA) vs Erick Fedde (1-0, 2.93 ERA)
The Line: Washington Nationals +105 / Arizona Diamondbacks -125
Arizona Diamondbacks Preview
The Diamondbacks are coming off of a win against of a Phillies, on Wednesday which helped them win the series. And the will look to continue that coming into tonight. Ketel Marte and Eduardo Escobar have been playing well in the past couple of games offensively. Marte has been doing well at the plate right now, having delivered multi-hit performances in each of his last three contests and is batting 11-for-28 with three homers, four RBIs and six runs scored during his six-game hitting streak. And Escobar has delivered 13 hits–including seven for extra bases–to go along with nine RBIs and nine runs scored in his last nine games. Zach Greinke will get the start tonight, he comes into tonight with a record of 7-2 and a 2.87 ERA along with 82 strikeouts. In Greinke’s career against the Nationals he has gone 5-1 with 1.46 ERA along with 46 strikeouts.
Washington Nationals Preview
The Nationals are coming into this series off of a loss on Tuesday, which caused them to split the series against the White Sox. Anthony Rendon and Howie Kendrick have been important players for this team offensively. Anthony Rendon went deep twice in Tuesday’s 7-5 setback against the White Sox, which gave him three homers with six RBIs and four runs scored during his five-game hitting streak.
Rendon could be looking to have a good series with Washington on this 11-game home-stand, as he is batting .363 with 19 extra-base hits (10 doubles, one triple, eight homers) at Nationals Park. Howie Kendrick has also scored 10 runs in his last eight contests. Erick Fedde will get the start tonight,he comes into tonight with a record of 1-0 and 2.93 ERA along 20 strikeouts this season. This will be Fedde’s first career start against Arizona.
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6-1 in their last seven overall
5-1 in their last six road games
4-1 in their last five games against the National League East
7-21 in their last 28 series opener
3-8 in their last 11 home games against teams with winning records
2-5 in Fedde’s last seven starts
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals Free MLB Prediction
Fedde’s been playing well of late, but I’m going to take an ace like Greinke instead. Especially considering his success against the Nationals in the past. And that this is Fedde first start against the Diamondbacks, and are 1-8 in his last starts. Escobar has also been in great form lately, especially on the road. He’s delivered 13 hits–including seven for extra bases–to go along with nine RBIs and nine runs scored in his last nine games.
MLB Prediction: Arizona Diamondbacks