Tampa Bay Rays VS Washington Nationals

MLB Baseball 06:40 PM ET

Saturday

09/15/2020

MLBN, FSSO, ATPT

Spread: Tampa Bay Rays -161

Over/Under: 9.5

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The Washington Nationals will visit the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at 6:40 P.M, ET. This is game 1 of a 2-game interleague series. Washington will look to bounce back after their loss against the Braves in their last series while the Rays split their 4-game series against the Red Sox. Tampa Bay is 2nd in the American League with a 30-17 record and is 1st in the AL East Division.

Tampa Bay failed to take the series from the Red Sox where Boston forced the tie with a win in game 4. The Rays are 5-5 in their last 10 games and made 19 total runs in their last 3 matchups. They were outhit 11-8 in game 4 against the Red Sox and lost at a score of 6-3. Kevan Smith led the team with 1 hit and a 2 run homer in the 4th while Michael Brosseau had 2 hits and 1 RBI in the loss. Peter Fairbanks got the loss after allowing 1 earned run in 0.2 innings. Willy Adames continues to lead the Rays with his 40 hits with a BAA of .282 while Brandon Lowe has 30 RBIs and 12 bombs this season. Tampa Bay has the 7th best bullpen in the league with a team ERA of 3.85. John Curtiss will get the ball for the Rays in the 1st game.

Washington Nationals vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 9/15/2020

Washington failed to tie the series against the Braves after losing the final match at 8-4. The squad has 2 wins in their last 5 games and made 13 total runs in their last 3 matches. Washington led by 4-2 after 5 innings but the team allowed Atlanta 6 more runs from the 6th to the 9th innings to blow the lead and get the loss. Adam Eaton and Luis Garcia had 2 hits each in the game while Asdrubal Cabrera had 1 hit and a solo homer in the 2nd inning. Max Scherzer got the loss after allowing 6 earned runs in 5.1 innings. Washington is a good hitting team with a team BAA of .263 which is the 7th best record in the league and made 214 total runs this season. Their pitching is their weakness with their bullpen in 24th place with a team ERA of 5.19. The Nationals are 13th in the league with a 17-28 record and are 5th in the NL West Division. Anibal Sanchez will start for the Nationals in game 1.

Washington Nationals vs Tampa Bay Rays. MLB’s pick for game 1 is the Tampa Bay Rays -161. Curtiss is having a great season and he is expected to have more solid outings in this series. Nationals can’t get anything going this year with a lot of inconsistencies in their game. Tampa Bay is having a slump at the moment but the team has success written all over them and is due to bounce back. Washington has a record of 1-6 against the Rays when they visit Tropicana Field. Tampa will take over the field predicted at 7-3.

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MLB Starting Time: 6:40 P.M ET

Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

TV: MLBN, FSSO, ATPT

MLB Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -161

MLB Total: 9.5

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