*10* SUPER POWER ~ ***RECORD-SETTING 41-12-1 RUN!***
Cincinnati vs. Washington,
08/14/2019 16:05 EDT,
Score: 7 - 17
Money Line: -162 Washington
10* Washington (4:05 ET): So far, this series has been a nice bounce back for the Nationals after they dropped two of three to the surging Mets this past weekend. Today they look to finish off a three-game sweep of the Reds and this looks to be an extraordinarily low price on Stephen Strasburg pitching at home. Yes, he'll be opposed by Trevor Bauer, but Bauer has been up and down all season. While he shined against the Cubs his last time out, Bauer was less than stellar in his Reds debut. Strasburg leads the NL in wins (w/ 14) and has a superb 0.986 WHIP at home. I'm calling for the Nats to finish off the sweep.
Strasburg was rocked on 8.3 in Arizona, but bounced back w/ a quality effort against the Mets his last time out. The team still lost, 7-6, but don't blame Strasburg for that as he gave up only three runs in 7 IP. It was the Nats' bullpen that was responsible for the loss as Sean Doolittle allowed four runs in the bottom of the ninth. Strasburg isn't the only player on the team that enjoys games here in the Nation's Capital. The Nats are 26-13 their L39 here in the Beltway. They've also won six of eight overall.
I fully expect Washington to be a playoff team. Can't say the same for Cincinnati, though they actually own a similar YTD run differential. Part of the problem for the Reds is they simply don't score enough runs. They currently rank in the bottom third of runs scored in all of MLB and only three teams in the NL have scored less. On the road, their record is just 23-34. Bauer has not made it out of the fifth inning in either of his L2 road starts, giving up a total of 11 runs on 16 hits.. Cincy is just 3-16 vs. Washington since the start of the 2017 season. 10* Washington