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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals 6/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals 6/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Pittsburgh Pirates (23-443) will take on the Washington Nationals (29-35) in the finale of a three-game series at Nationals Park in Washington on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 4:05 PM ET. Pittsburgh needs a win here to prevent a series sweep after losing the first two installments of a series against the Washington Nationals. The Pirates lost the opener with just a one-run deficit at 2-3 on Monday and suffered a seven-run defeat in Game 2 versus the Nationals at 1-8 on Tuesday. The Pittsburgh Pirates ended up losing nine consecutive matches after the loss. Starter Tyler Anderson struggled after allowing six earned runs on ten hits with one walk granted and struck out four Washington batters in 6.0 innings pitched. Right Fielder Gregory Polanco earned the solo run on one hit for the Pirates. Center Fielder Bryan Reynolds, Shortstop Erik Gonzalez, and Left Fielder Ben Gamel made two hits apiece in the loss.

Pittsburgh righty Chase De Jong will be climbing up the pitcher’s mound to start the final game of a series against the Nationals on Wednesday. In his career starts this season, the right-handed thrower is 0-0 with a 4.80 ERA and struck out 12 batters but awarded seven free bases on the year. Jong will be pitching his first career start facing the Washington squad.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Washington Nationals Predictions 6/16/2021

Washington, on the other hand, will try to extend their winning streak after three games in a row including the first two installments of a series versus the Pirates. The Nationals won the opener at 3-2 on Monday and made a seven-run lead at 8-1 in Game 2 on Tuesday. Starting Pitcher Patrick Corbin went 8.1 innings with one earned run on 8 hits allowed while granting one walk but struck out seven Pittsburgh batters. Catcher Yan Gomes drove two runs on one hit with four RBIs in leading Washington while Shortstop Trea Turner earned a one-run score on four hits with an RBI in the win. Left Fielder Kyle Schwarber, 2nd Baseman Josh Harrison, and Center Fielder Victor Robles acquired one run on one hit with an RBI each in the winning effort for the Nats.

The Washington Nationals did not announce yet the name of their starter in the finale of a series versus the Pirates on Wednesday.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Washington Nationals. The MLB Pick for this contest is Washington -156. Both teams struggled in their offense this season but the Nationals already won the first two installments of this series versus the Pirates. Moreover, Pittsburgh posted nine successive losses while Washington split their last 10 contests and recorded a three-game winning streak. Regardless of who will start for the Nats, the team has the momentum after winning three games in a row with the advantage of playing at home on Wednesday. The prediction, Washington Nationals will win.

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MLB Starting Time: 4:05 PM ET

Location: Nationals Park in Washington, DC

Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

TV: MASN

MLB Odds: Washington Nationals -156

MLB Totals: 9

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