Hot Nationals Host Reds Saturday Afternoon in 1st of Two

Nationals Baseball

Nationals and Reds Have Double Header on Saturday

The Washington Nationals play the first game of a double-header on Saturday afternoon. They take on the Cincinnati Reds at Nationals Park.

Mother Nature put a halt to the Washington Nationals’ hot streak. but They hope to pick up where they left off in the first game in a split doubleheader Saturday. The Nationals took the opener of the four-game series by a 10-4 margin on Thursday.

Washington is enjoying its second three-game winning streak in a little over a week. They are trying to keep pace with Philadelphia and Atlanta in the National League East. It will try to stay on course behind Gio Gonzalez in the opener and Jeremy Hellickson in the nightcap.

They take on a Cincinnati club that has dropped three in a row. Anthony DeSclafani goes in the matinee for the Reds, followed by Matt Harvey. Harvey will be facing the Nationals for the first time since being traded from the  Mets earlier in the year.

TV: 1:05 p.m. ET, FS Ohio (Cincinnati), MASN (Washington).

PITCHING MATCHUP: Reds RH Anthony DeSclafani (4-3, 5.47 ERA) vs. Nationals LH Gio Gonzalez (6-7, 3.78).

Odds: Nationals -188-moneyline favorites. Total is 9.5 -110.

Nationals and Reds Still in the Hunt

DeSclafani allowed three runs over 4 1/3 innings in each of his last two starts. He has an ERA of 9.00 over his last three outings. He has allowed 14 home runs over a span of 42 2/3 frames. That is over an eight-start stretch.

The 28-year-old gave up four runs across 14 innings through his first four appearances (two starts) at Nationals Park.

Gonzalez had his best start in two months. He tossed seven innings of one-run ball at Miami his last time out. Gio remained winless over a span of 10 starts. He opened the season with six strong innings and a win at Cincinnati.

Joey Votto is 9-for-24 with three home runs against the former first-round pick.

Washington slugger Bryce Harper is 7-for-13 with a home run, three doubles and five RBIs over a four-game stretch. He is a career .310 hitter against the Reds.

The Reds have lost eight straight to the Nationals, including all four meetings in 2018.

Washington is 19-22 in day games and 36-31 at night.

<h4 class=”recent_form header”>Recent Form</h4>

Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
Cincinnati 48-61 -$417.00 13-15 35-46 16-18 32-43 57-46-6 -0.52
Washington 55-53 -$1,412.00 11-18 44-35 47-42 8-11 45-60-3 0.62
Pitchers Last 3 Starts

<h4 class=”subheader”>A DeSclafani (4-3) ERA: 5.47</h4>

event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jul 27, 2018 PHI W 6-4 O 4.1 $108.00
Jul 21, 2018 PIT L 2-6 U 4.1 -$100.00
Jul 15, 2018 STL L 4-6 O 3.1 -$100.00

<h4 class=”subheader”>G Gonzalez (6-7) ERA: 3.78</h4>

event date Opponent Result score OU Result ip money
Jul 28, 2018 MIA L 1-2 U 7 -$100.00
Jul 23, 2018 MIL L 1-6 U 5.2 -$100.00
Jul 11, 2018 PIT L 0-2 U 6 -$100.00

<h4 class=”header”>Bullpen</h4>

Cincinnati’s relievers have pitched 9 innings in the last 3 games.
Washington’s relievers have pitched 7 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent

<h4 class=”subheader”>Cincinnati Reds – A DeSclafani</h4>

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Jul 1, 2016 3-2 WSH 6.2 6 2 2 2 8 No Decision
Jul 6, 2015 3-2 CIN 5.2 5 2 2 4 6 No Decision
May 29, 2015 5-2 CIN 6 8 2 2 2 1 Win

<h4 class=”subheader”>Washington Nationals – G Gonzalez</h4>

Date score Winner ip hits Runs Earned Runs walks strikeouts Decision
Apr 1, 2018 6-5 WSH 6 5 1 1 1 7 Win
Jul 14, 2017 5-0 WSH 8.1 4 0 0 2 6 Win
Jun 30, 2016 13-4 WSH 6 6 4 4 4 9 Win
Jun 3, 2016 7-2 CIN 6 9 5 5 0 8 Loss
May 30, 2015 8-5 CIN 5.1 7 4 4 2 6 No Decision

<h4 class=”supergrid header”>Supergrid</h4>

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 4.64 11 4.01 5
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 4.58 13 4.29 17
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 4.63 12 5.16 26
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 5.02 7 5.12 24

<h4 class=”header”>Head To Head Detail</h4>

Date Away away score Home home score line O/U Away Pitcher Home Pitcher Away Hits Home Hits Away Walks Home Walks Away Strikeouts Home Strikeouts
Aug 2, 2018 CIN 4 WSH 10 -285 8.5 O Tyler Mahle (R) Max Scherzer (R) 7 10 4 7 12 5
Apr 1, 2018 WSH 6 CIN 5 122 8.5 O Gio Gonzalez (L) Sal Romano (R) 8 7 6 3 6 8
Mar 31, 2018 WSH 13 CIN 7 134 8 O Stephen Strasburg (R) Luis Castillo (R) 14 12 4 2 8 11
Mar 30, 2018 WSH 2 CIN 0 197 9 U Max Scherzer (R) Homer Bailey (R) 6 7 4 2 6 14
Jul 17, 2017 WSH 6 CIN 1 138 9 U Stephen Strasburg (R) Scott Feldman (R) 11 4 4 2 8 12
Jul 16, 2017 WSH 14 CIN 4 -115 10 O Tanner Roark (R) Homer Bailey (R) 17 7 3 5 11 11
Jul 15, 2017 WSH 10 CIN 7 134 8.5 O Max Scherzer (R) Luis Castillo (R) 11 9 6 6 9 13
Jul 14, 2017 WSH 5 CIN 0 109 10 U Gio Gonzalez (L) Tim Adleman (R) 9 7 4 2 11 7
Jun 25, 2017 CIN 6 WSH 2 -152 10 U Scott Feldman (R) Tanner Roark (R) 12 8 2 2 9 6
Jun 24, 2017 CIN 3 WSH 18 -146 10 O Homer Bailey (R) Joe Ross (R) 10 19 1 7 5 10

<h4 class=”header”>MLB Betting Odds and Trends</h4>

Team Vs Division Or Conference

<h4 class=”subheader”>Cincinnati Reds</h4>

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 48-61 26-31 22-30 16-11 32-49 57-46-6 13-15 35-46
Last 10 5-5 5-2 0-3 2-2 3-3 5-5 0-3 5-2
vs Div 19-32 13-19 6-13 4-5 15-27 26-22-3 4-6 15-26
vs AL 10-5 4-1 6-4 6-2 4-3 9-6 1-1 9-4
vs NL 38-56 22-30 16-26 10-9 28-46 48-40-6 12-14 26-42

<h4 class=”subheader”>Washington Nationals</h4>

record Home Away Fave Dog O/U vs LHP vs RHP
Overall 55-53 26-25 29-28 47-41 8-12 45-60-3 11-18 44-35
Last 10 6-4 3-0 3-4 5-3 1-1 5-5 1-0 5-4
vs Div 23-22 11-9 12-13 22-17 1-5 21-21-3 5-3 18-19
vs AL 9-11 5-5 4-6 6-7 3-4 6-14 1-4 8-7
vs NL 46-42 21-20 25-22 41-34 5-8 39-46-3 10-14 36-28
Team Last 5 Games

<h4 class=”subheader”>Cincinnati Reds</h4>

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Aug 2, 2018 WSH 4-10 L 255 8.5 Tyler Mahle 1.2 M Scherzer A
Aug 1, 2018 DET 4-7 L -118 9 Sal Romano 5.1 M Fiers A
Jul 31, 2018 DET 1-2 L -101 9 H Bailey 8 Matt Boyd A
Jul 29, 2018 PHI 4-0 W -114 9 Luis Castillo 7 Zach Eflin H
Jul 28, 2018 PHI 6-2 W 120 9.5 M Harvey 5 Vincent Velasquez H

<h4 class=”subheader”>Washington Nationals</h4>

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip opposing starter Location
Aug 2, 2018 CIN 10-4 W -285 8.5 M Scherzer 6 Tyler Mahle H
Aug 1, 2018 NYM 5-3 W -109 9 T Milone 7 N Syndergaard H
Jul 31, 2018 NYM 25-4 W -173 9 T Roark 7 Steven Matz H
Jul 29, 2018 MIA 0-5 L -148 8.5 J Hellickson 4.2 J Urena A
Jul 28, 2018 MIA 1-2 L -153 8.5 G Gonzalez 7 Trevor Richards A

Next up:
Cincinnati at Washington Saturday, August 4 (2nd game of DH)

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