Washington Nationals vs. San Diego Padres
The Washington Nationals and the San Diego Padres face off on Saturday as they meet in Washington in game two of their series. The Nationals are -215 favorites over the Padres with an over/under run total set at 7.
The Washington Nationals got their series off on the right foot on Friday as they beat the Padres in Washington. Jayson Werth had three hits and Denard Span and Wilson Ramos each had two hits as the Nationals scored eight runs on 10 hits. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez allowed eight hits and three runs while striking out five over 6.2 innings to get the win and go to 6-3 on the year as Rafael Soriano earned his 23rd save. For Saturday’s against the Padres the Nationals start Jordan Zimmerman who has won his last three starts. For the season Zimmerman has allowed 97 hits and 33 earned runs while striking out 85 over 120.2 innings for a 12-3 record and a 2.46 ERA.
The San Diego Padres struggles continued on Friday as they lost for the seventh time in a row. Chase Headley had two hits including a home run, Carlos Quentin hit a home run, and Chris Denorfia had three hits as the Padres scored five runs on 10 hits. Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner allowed five hits and six runs lasting just two innings and taking the loss to go to 5-4 on the season. For Saturday’s game the Padres start Jason Marquis who has lost his last two starts. For the season Marquis has allowed 88 hits and 42 earned runs while striking out 66 over 101 innings for a 9-4 record and a 3.74 ERA.
Washington is 9-2 in their last 11 games as a favorite over -201 or more, 1-7 in their last eight Saturday games, and 20-6 in Zimmerman’s last 26 home starts. San Diego is 0-7 in their last seven road games, 0-5 in their last five games against a right-handed starter, and 10-3 in Marquis last 13 starts. San Diego is 18-7 in their last 25 games at Washington.
Getting Marquis at this nice price is a little too good to pass up at least taking a chance on and my pick here is the Padres.
San Diego Padres +200 Washington Nationals