There was no rest for the Washington Nationals in Wrigley on Saturday.
The sizzling hot Nationals did it again, with another impressive performance. Washington improved to 4-0 in their previous four matches following a successful series against the Pirates. In their four-game winning series, the Nationals have scored 34 runs.
As the heavy bats are having a fantastic time, the crime has been able to open up things. They cant let up today. Washington have a great deal of catching up to perform the Braves when they need the NL East. The Braves have kept winning as well, and so the Nats are getting. They continue to be stuck at the National League at six matches of their leader out east.
When it concerns the division, the Braves are going to be a hard cookie to crack September. Appearance and A berth from the game is in their control. They control their own destiny as they seem to include more wins. Washington go into Sunday three games up on the Cubs for advantage in the Wild Card Game. We might do this in Washington on a stage shortly.
The Cubs were excited about getting back home after a lengthy road trip, but that is not after crossing the Giants what they envisioned. Since they push them into the brink of a sweep the Nationalsre testing them. Stephen Strasburg will try to get them there, while Cole Hamels will be searching for the block Sunday. Get our free Nationals vs. Cubs choice under.
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The Cubs will look to stop the bleeding on Sunday supporting Cole Hamels. Between Saturday and Friday, the Cubs are outscored. Thats going to have Sunday to alter or the Nationals will be breaking the brooms within a group they may very well find at the postseason. If things stay they are, thatd be in Washington in the Wild Card Game. Stephen Strasburg expects to lead his team much and there further.
Strasburg has been using a solid 2019 effort, with a 3.65 ERA and record of 15-5. He is coming off a stellar performance against the Pirates, having allowed no runs over 7 innings of play. There are, although hes been decent against the Cubs.
Jason Heyward kyle Schwarber, and Nick Castellanos all have done damage against him with averages above .300. Besides that, he has been serviceable against the Cubs, as theyre hitting .250 with 20 runs scored in 152 at-bats as a group.
Cole Hamels has been more effective against the Nats in his carer. He has faced the Nationals in 213 at-bats, however hes allowed the identical amount of runs. The Nationals are hitting .239 from Hamels. Things have not gone well for Hamels recently.
Hes struggled with a 12.27 ERA in his latest three outings. Two of these were on the street, and he allowed 3 runs in 6 innings against the Giants in a triumph. Wrigley has been friendly to Hamels, having surrendered this season to more than 3 runs in a house start.
In 58 innings in the home, Hamels has posted an ERA of 2.56 and also 1.09 WHIP without a reduction. It is hard to dismiss that as a house underdog. Following a devastating couple of days in Chicago with their backs against the wall, look for the Cubs to get back on track.