Washington Nationals vs St Louis Cardinals 7-16-2023

Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals 7/16/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals 7/16/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Washington Nationals will go against the St. Louis Cardinals in MLB action in Busch Stadium, St. Louis, on Sunday, July 16, 2023, at 2:15 PM ET.


Due to their dismal 36-54 record heading into the second half of the 2023 season, the Washington Nationals will be trading at the deadline.


Before Saturday’s doubleheader at Busch Stadium, the Nationals had lost three of their previous nine games and were 13.5 games out of the last wild-card berth in the National League.


In 310 at-bats in July, Washington has a triple-slash of.265/.314/.439, collecting 13 extra-base hits and 13 homers.


Through their first nine games in July, the Nationals posted a bloated 6.33 ERA, 1.69 WHIP, and a.304 batting average against. The 25-year-old right-hander Josiah Gray will take the mound on Sunday.


In 18 starts and 100.1 innings pitched in 2023, he is 6-7 with a 3.41 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 92/47 K/BB ratios. Gray performed impressively in April and May, but in June (six starts, 33.2 IP), he recorded a 4.28 ERA and 4.67 FIP.


Gray lost his previous start against the Cincinnati Reds, 9-2, on July 5, after allowing five runs (three earned), eight hits, and four walks.


The bullpen pitchers for the Nationals entered games 77 times with runners on base and made 90 outings in high-leverage situations.


The bullpen relievers are now 21st in the league with 44 holds. The Nationals’ bullpen pitchers entered games in 85 save positions with a 56.1% save percentage.


Over the season, they made 23 saves and missed 18 of their 41 opportunities to make saves.


For the season, the relievers took over 125 runners, and 32.0% of those runners reached home plate. This year, the Nationals sent 278 bullpen pitchers to the mound.


  • The Washington Nationals are 3-6 SU in their last nine matches.
  • The Washington Nationals are 5-2 SU in their previous seven games on the road.
  • The total went OVER in four of Washington’s last five games on the road against St. Louis.

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Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Predictions 7/16/2023


The St. Louis Cardinals have already said they will make trades before the deadline. They had a dismal first half of the season and had a 38-52 record heading into the All-Star break.


The Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers, vying for first place, are 11 games ahead of the Cardinals, who were last in the NL Central. St. Louis is cutting power.


Through their first ten games of July, the Cardinals pitching staff compiled a 4.33 ERA, a 1.47 WHIP, and a.268 opposition batting average.


This season, Jack Flaherty, a 27-year-old right-hander, made 17 starts and threw 92.2 innings. He is 6-5 with a 4.27 ERA, a 1.56 WHIP, and an 89/48 K/BB ratio. Flaherty wants to win for the fourth time in a row.


He did not give up a single run in his previous two starts and 12.2 frames. On June 19, after giving up six earned runs on ten hits over 6.1 innings against the Nationals, Flaherty won the game 8-6.


The St. Louis relievers had 43 chances to rescue the game, and they did it 22 times. They used 273 bullpen relievers this season and are presently placed 27th in MLB with a save percentage of 51.2%.


Their relievers took the mound 104 times, including 104 times with runners on base and 104 times in high-leverage situations. Of 171 inherited runners, St. Louis bullpen pitchers have an inherited scoring percentage of 29.2%.


The Cardinals now have 89 save opportunities and 21 blown saves, in addition to 46 holds.


  • The total went OVER in six of St. Louis’ last nine matches.
  • The St. Louis Cardinals are 4-2 SU in their previous six matches.
  • The total went OVER in six of St. Louis’ last seven games against Washington.

Washington Nationals vs. St. Louis Cardinals The MLB pick for this game is the St. Louis Cardinals. On June 19, the Cardinals defeated the Nationals 8-6 with the help of Josiah Gray’s pitching.


In five innings of work, he gave up nine hits and six earned runs. Gray may begin to experience tiredness, given that he pitched 100 innings in 2023.


He threw 148.2 frames in 28 starts for the Nationals last season due to the expectation that Jack Flaherty would outpitch Josiah Gray on Sunday and pick the Cardinals to win.


Although the Nats’ bullpen was also terrible, with a 6.63 ERA and 6.41 FIP in July, the Cardinals’ relievers now have a 6.32 ERA and 4.44 FIP. The St. Louis Cardinals will win by a predicted score of 7-4.


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Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals 7/16/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:15 PM ET


Location: Busch Stadium, St Louis


Date: Sunday, July 16, 2023


TV: Bally Sports Midwest


MLB Odds: Washington Nationals +165


MLB Totals: 10.5


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