Washington Nationals vs New York Yankees MLB betting predictions

Nationals-vs-Yankees Week 6
Nationals vs Yankees

In a game that promises to be a pitcher dual, the Nationals RHP Max Scherzer (2-2) takes the mound to face the Bronx Bombers and RHP Corey Kluber who also sports a 2-2 record. I think this one will be low scoring until Washington manager Dave Martinez goes to his pen (6th inning or so) and the Yankees bats wake up and score a couple runs and secure the home win. Take the Yankees to win.

Nationals vs Yankees betting odds

The Yankees have heated up, at their current pace N.Y. won’t lose a single series for the rest of 2021. And even though they won’t keep up this impossibly torrid pace, Aaron Boone’s Bronx Bombers can enjoy this stretch. The Yankees have won 10 of 14 (after losing 8 of 10 in mid April) and New York is now over .500 at 16-15 on the season. Still, New York is in 4th place in the ultra competitive AL East.

When I look at their line-up I wonder how they are ever NOT heated up. Take their 2 biggest sluggers as an example, Gio Stanton and Mike Judge (who actually look like Marvel Super Heroes). Six foot six inch, DH Stanton leads the Yankees with a .312 average, 34 Hits, 9 HR, a .364 OBP and 23 RBI. Their larger slugger, the other Avenger, let’s call him Hulk, 6’8” Yanks’ right fielder Judge, has 7 HR so far in ‘21 and a .358 OBP. These two really do remind me of past Yankees duo’s like Mantle and Maris and even Ruth and Gehrig. I dunno maybe Jackson and Winfield is a better comparison, time will tell.

Other noteworthy Yankees at the plate this year are 3B Gio Urshela who has 16 RBI and a .342 OBP and back-up catcher Kyle Higashioka who in just 16 games is slugging .585 with 4 HR.

Saturday afternoon Boone sends RHP Corey Kluber to the bump to face the Nationals. Kluber is 2-2 with a 3.03 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. Kluber has put more than his share of baserunners on board with 14 walks in his 6 appearances in ‘21. NJ online betting fans will want to know that when the Yankees go to their bullpen they have relied on stellar relief, the Yankees bullpen has a MLB 3rd best 2.59 ERA and an outstanding league leading 0.95 WHIP. If Boone calls on his fireball closer lefty Aroldis Chapman, Chapman has a .45 WHIP in 11 appearances with 7 saves and 26 Ks on the year.

The Washington Nationals, who are making their only trip to Yankees Stadium this season with this 3 game weekend series, are in last in the NL East at 12-15. Just 2 years ago in ‘19 the Nationals shocked the baseball universe winning the World Series and that seems like ages ago. Saturday manager Dave Martinez will call on his stud Max Scherzer who is 2-2 in ‘21 with a 2.54 ERA and an impressive 0.85 WHIP. Scherzer has gobbled up 39 innings this season. When Martinez calls on his bullpen, the Nats’ relievers have a 3.51 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP on the year.

At the bat, Washington has really struggled scoring runs and the Nationals are 2nd last in MLB with only 93. Second Baseman Josh Harrison is putting up nice numbers so far with a .417 OBP and a .339 BA. Shortstop Trea Turner has 7 HR and 32 hits for the Nats in ‘21.

How will this one play out? I think the Yankees at home. Kluber has a 1.62 ERA in Yankee Stadium this season and has a better day ERA at 2.38 in ‘21. I think both teams will struggle to score early and the Yanks will have a tough time against Scherzer for six innings or so as Scherzer who will surely be up for this one in the Bronx, but when Martinez goes to the pen the Yankees bats will do their work and set up a closing situation for Chapman. Take the Yankees to win.

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+105 -122
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My Prediction

Yankees win a pitchers duel in the House that Ruth built.

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