In: MLB Free Picks15 Jun 2012
MLB Predictions:MLB Predictions: NY Yankees (116) at Washington Nationals (-123) Over-Under: 7.5
Clash of the Titans. Battle at Olympus. Yankees at Nationals. These things all have an epic build up and a great battle, just this MLB game is a 3 day series. The Yankees have managed to come back from a slow start to now a few games in control of the AL East, while the Nationals just seem to keep powering through the NL East and kicking
ass. These two titans will duke it out to see if Harper and the amazing pitching crew can match the money and style of Jeter and the Bronx Bombers.
And did I say Bryce Harper? What a machine. Hes batting a .303, 7 HRs and he hasn’t even played the full season yet. What A monster. But the real monster on this team right now is Gio Gonzalez. Some would jump at saying Strausburg is the best pitcher in DC but other would jump all over Gonzalez to be the Ace, not saying Steven isn’t as close to perfections but the stats don’t lie. 2.35 ERA, WHIP of 1.00 and 8 wins under his belt. That’s terrifying. There are only 4 other pitchers with under a 2.50 ERA and at least 8 wins. I feel he is simply going to dominate the power hitters of the Yanks and drop his WHIP and add another win. That’s really all the Nationals can hope for seeing as how their hitting hasn’t been the best, right down the middle actually. As the offense improves around Harper then I see this being an easy roll into the All-Star break.
It’s not that I don’t think the Yankees can win this game, I just don’t think anyone in the AL East can come close to matching up to Gio and Steven. Sure Jeter is having a good year and they are knocking out HR’s but these guys are another level. The Nationals are going to run the gauntlet on the Yanks all weekend.
Pick: Washington Nationals -123