Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants
The Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants meet for game two of their series in Washington. The Giants are -150 favorites over the Nationals with an over/under run total set at 7.5.
The Washington Nationals building project continues wit momentum as they look to make it two in a row against the Giants. On Friday the Nationals got three hits from Ian Desmond, two hits and a home run from Lance Nix, and hit and RBI from starting pitcher Jason Marquis to generate all of the offense they needed. On the mound Marquis allowed five hits and struck out seven without allowing a run going the full nine innings. For Saturday’s game Washington starts John Lannan who has lost two of his last three starts. For the season Lannan has allowed 30 hits and 12 earned runs while striking out 15 in 26.2 innings of work.
The San Francisco Giants couldn’t get anything going offensively on Friday and as a result they dropped another game. Aaron Rowand had two hits and Freddy Sanchez, Miguel Tejada, and Cody Ross each had a hit but none of it was enough to get any runs in. Tim Lincecum allowed seven hits and three runs while striking out seven over seven innings of work to take his third loss of the season. For Saturday’s game San Francisco starts Jonathan Sanchez who hasn’t lost since his first start of the year. For the season Sanchez has allowed 22 hits and 10 earned runs while striking out 33 in 28 innings of work.
Washington is 4-1 in their last five home games against a left handed starter, 22-52 in their last 74 game two of a series, and 5-0 in Lannan’s last five starts against the AL West. San Francisco is 7-4 in their last 11 road games, 2-6 in their last eight overall, and 11-5 in Sanchez’s last 16 road starts. San Francisco is 15-5 in the last 20 meetings of these two.
We have a solid pitching match up and I look for runs to be scarce in this ballgame. I will be wagering on the under 7.5 here.