Crucial game for the NL East is the Nationals-Mets series that starts on July 7th. For two teams so loaded with good arms, they both are sending in the “B” troops today. Oldest pitcher in the game against one in his second major league start. A lot on the line for limited arm potential tonight. 7PM start only has a total of eight runs. Which way does HRWager weigh in on this one?
Nationals-Mets : Meet the Pitchers
Colon defies time and fitness. At 43, he wobbles to the mound and gives the Mets what they need as in innings. Not only that but he is performing at a high rate as of late. Here is Bartolo in his last three starts.
- 1.05 WHIP
- 7:4 (K to BB)
- 2.03 ERA
- 13.1 Innings
The 13.1 is the only stat that is low. He is a contact pitcher at this stage of his career but avoids the big blow as well as huge innings. Indeed a marvel. Nats respond by bringing Giolito to the mound. His only other start has come against these Mets where he had four shutout innings.
Low 80’s with muggy conditions will cause the ball to fly off the bat. Breeze is going to be blowing out to left center near a rate of 10MPH. Citi is normally a pitchers field but will be far less so today. Now we get to see how the offense reacts to Reyes in the leadoff with Granderson down to the second spot. Jose got two doubles in his last game to spur their offense. With the division lead in contention, where will the money be made on this one?
Everything points towards a spirited game. Mets opened and remain a -115 ML. This series could swing anywhere from a tie to an eight game lead for the Nationals. Let for aggressive play and offense in the muggy conditions. Our recommendation is the over 8 runs here. Look for live bats and more profit in your pocket with this game. Good fortune and we will see you tomorrow here at HRWager.