In a bit of a rut here as I launch my site for Tuesday.
Need a winner, plain and simple.
Full baseball board, and I have a game that will land Over the total.
Need to connect tonight, and my best bet happens to be this total.
Baker's Dozen Over of the Month
Game has not started
Calling for 13 combined run tonight!
I am all over this total.
Jump on it now!
Let's bag this sucker and move on to Wednesday.
Streaks in baseball must be respected, and they also must be jumped on when the time is right.
That is the case right now for the Washington Nationals who have gone deep 16 times over the past 3 games, scoring a grand total of 43 runs while winning their last pair of games. The Nationals are winners of 7 of their last 8 games as they keep their playoff push going strong.
Going to ride the hot bats to another 2 runs or better win here on Tuesday as they face the slumping Pirates in the second of four games this week from PNC Park.
The Pirates are on a 3-12 overall slide their last 15 games, and have lost their last 3 games with just one run scored in those 3 losses.
Your pitching matchup features Stephen Strasburg and Chris Archer for this Tuesday contest. Strasburg has not been at all sharp over his last 3 starts, but is in fact coming off a win over Cincinnati in which he allowed 4 runs to score in his 5-plus innings pitched. That could change tonight against the slumping Pirates who he is 6-2 for his career against, and owns a 2.40 ERA.
Archer comes into this start off a loss to the Angels in which he did strike out 10 batters, but also allowed 4 runs - 3 of them earned - in his 5 innings worked. Archer is now winless since all the way back on June 6th, as he comes into this start at 0-4 over his last 12 starts. This will be his second start of the season against Washington, as Archer allowed just one run in 7 innings pitched in a no-decision back in the middle of April, but the Pirates wound up losing that contest, 3-2.
The Nats are simply not missing much at the plate lately, so expect them to erupt again tonight as they hand the Pirates another loss by 2 runs or better.
Nationals on the Run Line for Tuesday.