The MLB is back in action today as the Washington Nationals will clash with the St. Louis Cardinals at the Busch Stadium in St Louis, Missouri. This is game three of a three-game series.
Washington Nationals Form
The Nationals are having a great season so far. Moreover, they are at the top of the National League Wildcard standings. However, their lead is not that big as they are ahead of the Cubs and Brewers by just 1.5 games.
However, they have dropped the pace lately as they suffered 3 defeats in their last 5 games.
After this series, the Nats have three games away against the Marlins and that could be a chance to seal their postseason spot. Also, their record against the Fish stands at 13-3 against this year. After that, the Nats will face the Phillies and their final games of the season will be against the Indians.
On the offensive side of the game, the Nationals score an average of 4.32 runs per game which is the 8th record in the league in scoring. Also, they are 7th in hitting at .263 and 14th in homers with 214. On the mound, they are 13th in the league in ERA at 4.37. Additionally, they are ranking 14th in WHIP at 1.31 and 9th in K’s with 1384.
St. Louis Cardinals Form
The Cardinals are also playing well this season. And their record in the 2nd part of the season is standing at impressive 26-12 in their last 38 games.
Also, they have a 2 games lead over both the Cubs and Brewers in the National League Central.
However, the Cards are not consistent in their offensive game as they scored just 2.57 runs per game in their 7 losses.
On the offensive side of the game, the Cardinals score an average of 4.69 runs per game. Also, they are ranked 22nd in hitting at .246 and 24th in homers with 190. On the mound, they are 5th in the league in ERA at 3.80, while also ranking 5th in WHIP at 1.26 and 18th in K’s with 1290.
The Nationals need to keep winning. Also, the Cardinals need to win this game as they have four-game road series against the Cubs next. The Cardinals playing at home and their pitcher Wainwright has a 6-1 combined with 1.87 ERA during the day games this season. Take St. Louis to win this one.
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