New York Mets at Washington Nationals 9/27/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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New York Mets (26-33) at Washington Nationals (25-34)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 27, 2020 at 3:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Seth Lugo (3-2) (3.82) vs. Austin Voth (1-5) (6.25)
The Line: Washington Nationals / New York Mets --- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The New York Mets and Washington Nationals meet Sunday in MLB action at Nationals Park.
The New York Mets need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Mets have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Mets have lost four of their last five games when scoring three or less runs. Michael Conforto leads the Mets with 65 hits and 31 RBI while Jeff McNeil and Dominic Smith have combined for 113 hits and 65 RBI. Seth Lugo gets the ball, and he is 3-3 with a 3.82 ERA and 46 strikeouts this season. Lugo is 3-2 with a 3.12 ERA and 46 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Washington Nationals look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Nationals have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Nationals have won eight straight games when scoring four or more runs. Trea Turner leads the Nationals with 76 hits and 34 RBI while Juan Soto and Asdrubal Cabrera have combined for 99 hits and 68 RBI. Austin Voth gets the ball, and he is 1-5 with a 6.25 ERA and 40 strikeouts this season. Voth is 1-2 with a 5.74 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.
Will update with trends once they're released.
Seth Lugo has allowed 11 earned runs and 23 hits in his last 18.1 innings while Austin Voth has allowed 10 runs and 16 hits in his last 21 innings. Neither of these starting pitchers have been all that hot, but it's the Nationals who are playing head and shoulders the better baseball overall with wins in six of their last eight tries, and the Mets have nothing else to play for after being bounced from the playoff race last night.
I'm not running to the window to bet on Voth, but the Nets are playing the better ball lately. I'll back the home team for another victory.