Nats Travel to Arizona to Play Diamondbacks

Diamondbacks Baseball

Diamondbacks Add OF Bat to Lineup

The Washington Nationals are back in Phoenix this weekend to take on the Diamondbacks. Both teams have been busy having great seasons, but have lately added key components via trades. This weekends series’ will let the teams see where they stack up with each other.

Oddsmakers have the Nationals as a -160-moneline favorite. Max Scherzer of the Nationals will face off against Zack Godley of the DBacks. The total is set at 8.5.

Arizona traded for Detroit corner outfielder J.D. Martinez on Tuesday. This move will add a right-handed power bat to their lineup. Even with All-Star Paul Goldschmidt, the Dbacks have had trouble against left-handed starters. The Diamondbacks are only 10-12 against lefties this season.

The D-backs had lost eight of nine games before winning two out of three at Cincinnati this week. Arizona is 5 1/2 games ahead of the Chicago Cubs in the  NL wild-card race, and tied with Colorado for the other spot. The D-backs have lost eight games in the NL West standings to the Dodgers since July 1.

Nationals Added to Bullpen

Washington acquired relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson from the Oakland A’s on Sunday. It was an attempt to strengthen a bullpen that has been the worst in the majors most of the year. Nationals relievers have 14 blown saves so far. They also have a major-league-worst 5.32 ERA. Doolittle converted his first save opportunity in a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.

Washington has a comfortable 11-game lead over the Atlanta Braves in the National League East. The Nationals will start ace Max Scherzer in the first game this weekend series at Chase Field.

The Nationals have won six of seven. Their six-game winning streak ended when they got only one hit against the Angels on Wednesday. Alex Meyer and two relievers handed the Nationals a 7-0 loss.

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Recent Form

Teamrecordmoneyvs LHPvs RHPFaveDogO/UDiff
Pitchers Last 3 Starts
M Scherzer (11-5) ERA: 2.01
event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Jul 15, 2017CINW10-7O6$69.00
Jul 7, 2017ATLW5-4O7.2$38.00
Jul 2, 2017STLW7-2O7$62.00
Zack Godley (3-4) ERA: 3.09
event dateOpponentResultscoreOU Resultipmoney
Jul 16, 2017ATLL1-7U6-$100.00
Jul 5, 2017LAL0-1U5.2-$100.00
Jun 28, 2017STLL3-4U7-$100.00


Washington’s relievers have pitched 6.1 innings in the last 3 games.
Arizona’s relievers have pitched 10 innings in the last 3 games.
Pitcher Recent Starts Vs Opponent
Washington Nationals – M Scherzer
DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
May 4, 20174-2WSH7211211Win
Sep 27, 20164-2WSH6622210Win
Aug 3, 20168-3WSH8433111Win
Aug 4, 20155-4WSH643339No Decision
May 11, 201511-1WSH751116Win

Arizona Diamondbacks – Zack Godley

DatescoreWinneriphitsRunsEarned RunswalksstrikeoutsDecision
Aug 3, 20168-3WSH684417Loss
Aug 3, 20156-4ARI630026Win
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense5.5923.912
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense5.6123.985
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense5.0664.4512
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense5.7934.4512

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineO/UAway PitcherHome PitcherAway HitsHome HitsAway WalksHome WalksAway StrikeoutsHome Strikeouts
May 4, 2017ARI2WSH4-2868UBraden Shipley (R)Max Scherzer (R)4928146
May 3, 2017ARI1WSH2-1478URobbie Ray (L)Gio Gonzalez (L)56711210
May 2, 2017ARI6WSH3-1438.5OTaijuan Walker (R)Tanner Roark (R)107571011
Sep 29, 2016ARI3WSH5-1297.5ORobbie Ray (L)Joe Ross (R)673496
Sep 28, 2016ARI3WSH0-1608.5UShelby Miller (R)Gio Gonzalez (L)853145
Sep 27, 2016ARI2WSH4-2757.5UMatt Koch (R)Max Scherzer (R)6322116
Sep 26, 2016ARI14WSH4-1758OArchie Bradley (R)Tanner Roark (R)138251211
Aug 3, 2016WSH8ARI31898OMax Scherzer (R)Zack Godley (R)14541812
Aug 2, 2016WSH10ARI41148.5OTanner Roark (R)Robbie Ray (L)151123118
Aug 1, 2016WSH14ARI11858OStephen Strasburg (R)Archie Bradley (R)1955219

MLB Betting Trends

Team Vs Division Or Conference
Washington Nationals
recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 107-32-25-15-22-15-51-06-3
vs Div26-1712-914-823-144-324-17-24-122-16
vs AL7-84-43-46-51-37-81-26-6
vs NL50-2922-1528-1443-228-740-35-48-442-25

Arizona Diamondbacks

recordHomeAwayFaveDogO/Uvs LHPvs RHP
Last 103-71-22-52-41-34-5-10-23-5
vs Div23-1914-69-1314-79-1221-20-16-1017-9
vs AL9-17-12-06-04-14-5-12-07-1
vs NL46-3926-1420-2530-1817-2038-43-48-1238-27
Team Last 5 Games
Washington Nationals
DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Jul 19, 2017LAA0-7L1119G Gonzalez5.2Alex MeyerA
Jul 18, 2017LAA4-3W1299.5E Jackson7J ChavezA
Jul 17, 2017CIN6-1W-1489S Strasburg7S FeldmanA
Jul 16, 2017CIN14-4W10510T Roark6H BaileyA
Jul 15, 2017CIN10-7W-1448.5M Scherzer6Luis CastilloA

Arizona Diamondbacks

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalstarteripopposing starterLocation
Jul 20, 2017CIN12-2W1249.5P Corbin7.1Luis CastilloA
Jul 19, 2017CIN3-4L-1559.5Z Greinke5Tim AdlemanA
Jul 18, 2017CIN11-2W-1509.5Robbie Ray6Sal RomanoA
Jul 16, 2017ATL1-7L-1049Zack Godley6J GarciaA
Jul 15, 2017ATL5-8L-1329.5P Corbin5M FoltynewiczA

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