Tampa Bay Rays VS Washington Nationals

MLB Baseball 01:10 PM ET

Thursday

09/16/2020

MAS2, SUN

Spread: Tampa Bay Rays -171

Over/Under: 9

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Washington Nationals vs Tampa Bay Rays 9/16/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Washington Nationals vs Tampa Bay Rays 9/16/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Washington Nationals will take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at 1:10 P.M, ET. This is game 2 of this quick 2-game series where the Rays have the advantage, winning the 1st game. Tampa Bay made quick work of Washington taking game 1 with a score of 6-1. The Rays currently 2nd in the American League with a record of 31-17 and are 1st in the AL East Division.

The Rays are finally getting things in order after getting swept by the Nationals in their previous 2-game set. The squad has 3 wins in their last 5 games and made 14 total runs in their last 3 matches. The Rays were led by Nate Lowe and Kevin Kiermaier in game 1 with 2 hits and 2 RBIs with Lowe getting a solo homer in the 2nd. Keval Smith and Manuel Margot combined for 3 hits and 2 RBIs in the game. Ryan Yarbrough got the win after allowing only 1 earned run in 5.2 innings. The Rays are led by Willy Adames this season with 40 hits with a .282 BAA while Brandon Lowe has a team-high of 30 RBIs and 12 home runs. The Rays are a strong offensive team, ranking 19th in team BAA at .239 and made a total of 241 runs this season. Tampa Bay has the 7th best pitching staff this season with a team ERA of 3.85. Josh Fleming will start for the Rays in the 2nd game.

Washington Nationals vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 9/16/2020

The Nationals couldn’t keep their streak going against the Rays with a loss in game 1. They are on a 3-game losing streak and made only 6 total runs in their last 3 matches. The team was outhit 11-7 in the 1st game with Kurt Suzuki getting 1 hit and 1 RBI in the 6th to score their only run in the game. Carter Kieboom and Luis Garcia had 2 hits each in the lost game. Trea Turner leads the charge for the Nationals this season with 64 hits while Juan Soto is putting up 31 RBIs and 11 homers. The team is having trouble in pitching with a 5.19 team ERA which is 24th in the league while they are doing good in offense with a team BAA of .263 in 7th place while making 215 runs this season. Washington is 13th in the National League with a 17-29 record and is 5th in the NL East Division. The Nationals will send out Austin Voth to start on Wednesday.

Washington Nationals vs Tampa Bay Rays. MLB’s pick for the game is the Tampa Bay Rays. Both starters aren’t having a great season but Fleming has some nice outings in his last 3 starts while Voth is struggling with an ERA almost at the 8 mark. Washington is a team struggling with consistency all throughout the season where they swept the Rays in their last series and got blown out in their game yesterday. Washington now records 1-7 in their last 8 games on the road against the Rays. Tampa Bay will win this one predicted at 5-4.

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MLB Starting Time: 1:10 P.M ET

Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020

TV: MAS2, SUN

MLB Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -171

MLB Total: 9

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