Baltimore Orioles vs Washington Nationals 5/22/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Baltimore Orioles vs Washington Nationals 5/22/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Baltimore Orioles (17-27) will take the Washington Nationals (18-23) in Game 2 of a three-game series at the Nationals Park in Washington on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 4:05 PM ET. Baltimore gave up Game 1 of a series versus the Washington Nationals to a score of 2-4 on Friday. The Orioles managed to score just two runs in the final inning but it was too late to recover from a two-run deficit in the loss. Starting Pitcher Jorge Lopez struggled as he allowed 7 hits and two earned runs with three walks granted while striking out eight batters in 5.0 innings pitched. Shortstop Freddy Galvis scored one run on one hit with a walk and an RBI in leading Baltimore. First Baseman Trey Mancini added a one-run score on two hits with one walk in the losing effort for the Orioles.

Baltimore’s lefty Bruce Zimmermann will take his post on the pitcher’s rubber to start Game 2 of a series versus the Nationals on Saturday. In his MLB tour this season to date, the 26-year-old southpaw starter has a 4.79 overall ERA with 41 hits, 20 runs (19 earned), and 8 home runs allowed while awarding 11 free bases but struck out 28 batters on the year.    

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Baltimore Orioles vs Washington Nationals Predictions 5/22/2021

On Washington’s side, the team will try to continue their success after winning the opening match of a series against the Orioles at 4-2 on Friday. The Nationals failed in their campaign against the Chicago Cubs this week, losing three of the four-game sets. In winning Game 1 of a series, Washington managed to gain a 4-0 runs lead on 12 hits after the 8th frame while allowing Baltimore to just four hits in the contest. Starter Stephen Strasburg controlled the game allowing just one hit with zero earned runs while granting four walks but struck out four batters in the win. First Baseman Josh Bell achieved a one-run score on three hits with an RBI while Left Fielder Kyle Schwarber added a one-run score on two hits with an RBI for the Nationals. Pinch Hitters Yadiel Hernandez and Ryan Zimmerman contributed one run on one hit in the winning effort.

The Washington Nationals will be appointing the Left-handed Pitcher Jon Lester to take the starting role in the second match of a series versus the Orioles on Saturday. The southpaw thrower posted a 3.80 overall ERA and has given away 23 hits, nine earned runs, and three home runs while granting seven walks but struck out 14 batters in pitching for 21.1 innings this season.    

Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals. The MLB Pick for this game is Washington -150. Both starters have their own issues on the bump as Lester gave up five earned with three home runs in pitching for 5.1 innings last time out. Zimmermann, on the other hand, has one earned run in 5.2 innings pitched against the Yankees in his last start. The Nationals have the advantage of playing at home on Saturday. The prediction, Washington Nationals will win.     

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Baltimore Orioles vs Washington Nationals 5/22/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:05 PM ET

Location: Nationals Park in Washington, DC

Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021

TV: MASN

MLB Odds: Washington Nationals -150

MLB Totals: 9.5

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