Mike Lundin‘s Nationals vs. Athletics Free Pick
Start Time: June 2, 2017, 10:05 PM
The Oakland Athletics host the Washington Nationals for the opener of a three-game series Friday night. I think runs will come at a premium and I’m recommending a play on under the total.
Stephen Strasburg (6-1, 2.94 ERA) takes the ball for Washington. He’s coming off a 15-strikeout effort when he held the Padres scoreless through seven innings of three-hit ball. Strasburg will face Oakland for the first time.
The A’s turn to Andrew Triggs (5-4, 2.64 ERA). The right-hander has been tagged with a total of 12 runs through 11 1/3 innings in his last two starts, but “only” six earned. We can note that Washington has scored exactly three runs in four of its last five games, so it’s not like the Nats are swinging hot bats at the moment.
Under is 6-1-1 in Nationals last eight overall and 7-2-1 in Strasburg’s last 10 starts overall. Under is 6-2 in Athletics last eight overall and 5-2 in Triggs’ last seven starts after allowing five runs or more in their previous game.
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