The Milwaukee Brewers will head to the nation’s capital for the first time this season as they face off against Washington in a three-game series. Last-place Washington is fresh off a series loss against the Cincinnati Reds.
The Milwaukee Brewers split the series against San Diego Padres. As they battle struggling Washington, they hope they can continue their winning form and climb from third place in the NL Central. The MLB betting lines are up and have the Milwaukee Brewers at +110 for the series and the Washington Nationals at -140.
Washington Looks for a Win
Washington struggled Thursday against the Reds, getting shut out and generally struggling in the series. However, the Washington Nationals are performing well on offense, and have the fourth-best batting average. So, their star batters, Trea Turner, Josh Harrison, and Juan Soto, must capitalize quickly if they want to beat the Milwaukee Brewers. They struggled against the Reds scoring six runs in three games.
For the series opener, Washington is sending Jon Lester to the pitcher’s mound. He has a record of 5–4 against Milwaukee Brewers and a 3.09 ERA. His seasonal stats include an 0-2 record with a 5.33 ERA and 18 strikeouts. The second game will feature Patrick Corbin as the starting pitcher. Corbin comes with a 6.13 ERA and 36 strikeouts. Washington is expected to bring in the big gun Max Scherzer Sunday. Scherzer has a 1.57 ERA against the Brewers, allowing one run in his past four starts against them.
The Brewers are having trouble with their pitching staff. Apart from Adrian Houser, the entirety of their bullpen struggled throughout that last series. For the first game, they will start proceedings with Brett Anderson. He will enter the game with a 4.34 ERA and 17 strikeouts. For the second game, Milwaukee Brewers are predicted to go with Freddy Peralta. Peralta is the unsung hero with a 2.54 ERA and 76 strikeouts. According to MLB, he has the most strikeouts (13.8) among qualifying starters in nine innings. On Sunday, Milwaukee will go with the hero who quieted the attacking Padres with seven scoreless innings, Brandon Woodruff.
Visitors for the Win
Washington has been playing some inconsistent baseball in the last few weeks. Milwaukee has what it takes to bury the Nationals at home over the weekend at National Park. So brace yourselves; another clean sweep is coming. Our pick at the online sportsbook is the Milwaukee Brewers at +110.
Pick: Milwaukee Brewers +110 for Series