Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals, last game of the series. The Braves last night lost the third game in the series. Now the series is tied 2-1. Today it is defined if the visitors will be winners or the series will end in a draw. The Nationals already did in the first and third games. The first game was a beating against the Braves for almost nine runs. Tonight the Nats can win the series.
Atlanta Braves: Positive at home.
The Braves have a positive record at home this season. 29 wins and only 21 losses. So far the team has lost two games of the series against the Nats. The first game was a painful defeat 4-13 and the third game 3-5. The only victory in the series was in the second game 4-3. This is the second series of four home games this season. The first series was against the Padres and the series ended 2-2.
At home the Braves are scoring an average of 5.64 runs per game, 3.82 walks, 8.88 strike outs, 9.36 hits, 1.68 home runs, 14.16 left on base. The defense allows up to 5.06 runs per game, 3.72 walks, 8.50 strike outs, 9.36 hits, 1.34 home runs, 15.56 left on base. The last series at home was a victory against the Marlins 2-1.
Kevin Gausman is probably available for this game. The season has been negative for him with 2-5 in thirteen games as a starter. 6.21 ERA, 70 hits, 48 runs, 8 home runs, 64 strike outs, 1,508 WHIP. Since June 10 that Gausman does not play at home. That game in June was a 13-7 victory against the Pirates.
Washington Nationals: We don’t want to lose.
The Nationals barely have a positive record on the road this season. 26 wins and 25 losses so far. Before this series the Nats drew against the Orioles 1-1 and won against the Phillies 2-1 on the road. In the third game of the series the Phillies. Last night the first run in the third game was scored by the Braves. But before closing the first half of the game, the Nats were already winning 4-1.
On the road the Nats are scoring an average of 5.02 runs per game, 3.35 walks, 8.63 strike outs, 8.53 hits, 1.20 home runs, 13.71 left on base. The defense allows up to 4.29 runs on the road, 3.10 walks, 9.37 strike outs, 7.84 hits, 1.04 home runs, 13.65 left on base. In the last series on the road the Nats scored and allowed 10 runs.
Joe Ross will have his first game as a starter this season. So far a defeat in a single game as a closer. 11.05 ERA, 14.2 pitched innings, 22 hits, 19 runs, 3 home runs, 12 strike outs, 2,114 WHIP.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals 07/21/2019 is: take the UNDER 11 (TOTALS).
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