The Major League baseball is back in action on Tuesday as the New York Yankees will clash with the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C in game one of a two-game series. The Yankees will start this game with the experienced Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka and the Nationals will counter with Gio Gonzalez.
New York Yankees Form
The Yankees had an average start of the season as they were just 9-9 through their first 18 games. However, it seems that they turned the tide as they have gone 19-3 over their last 22 which placed them on the top of the division. Moreover, the Yankees scoring record in those games is 132-68. The Yankees head into this game after winning the two games against the Athletics. The Yankees have averaged 4.73 runs per game and have allowed 4.00 runs per game on the road so far.
On the offensive side of the game, the Yankees have some good stats as they are the 1st team in the league in scoring, putting up an average of 5.78 runs per game, while also ranking 12th in hitting at .251 and 2nd in homers with 57. On the mound, they have been solid stats as they are placed on the 10th spot in the league in ERA at 3.66, while also ranking 6th in WHIP at 1.19 and 2nd in K’s with 418.
Washington Nationals Form
The Washington Nationals had an average start of the season, but it seems that they also bounced back as they have won 13 of their last 15 games. The Nationals pitching is very solid lately as they allowed just seven total runs in the four-game set with the Diamondbacks.
Washington has been above average on the offence so far this season as they are placed on the 13th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 4.50 runs per game, while also ranking 20th in hitting at .240 and 6th in homers with a total of 54. On the mound, they have been solid as they are placed on the 4th spot in the league in ERA at 3.40, while also ranking 2nd in WHIP at 1.12 and 2nd in K’s with 422.
The New York Yankees have been playing really well in the last 22 games. On the other side, the Nationals have a good record in the last 15 games, standing at 13-2. I expect the Yankees to win this first game of the series.
My Free Pick & Prediction for New York Yankees vs. Washington Nationals today on 5/15/2018 is: Take the New York Yankees -112 (money line bet)
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