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Boston Red Sox vs Washington Nationals 10/01/2021 Game Preview, Betting Tips and Forecast
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Boston Red Sox vs Washington Nationals 10/01/2021 – The last series went out of hand for the Boston Red Sox when they lost against the Baltimore Orioles. The Red Sox are now in dire straits as they need to win all their last three games against the Nationals. Boston will take the road in this game to square off from Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. The Washington Nationals are holding the fourth position alongside the Miami Marlins and the MLB odds today are certainly not in their favor. The Nationals have been a huge disappointment for the last two seasons.
Boston Red Sox vs Washington Nationals 10/01/2021
Boston Red Sox
Boston has no other option but to win this series and hope that the Yankees drop all three games against the Bay Rays. It’s a tough call for the Red Sox to enter the postseason since the Mariners are holding the same 89-70 record and their chase continues. Last night turned out to be a disaster when they gave up six to the Orioles and scored just two in return. Eduardo Rodriguez will be sent to the mound in this game as their starting pitcher. Rodriguez is holding an 11-9 record on the season with an ERA of 4.93.
Players to watch: Rafael Devers 3B (GP 152, AB 572, R 97, H 158, 2B 37, 3B 1, HR 35, RBI 108, TB 302, BB 62, SO 141, SB 5, AVG 0.276, OBP 0.352, SLG 0.528, OPS 0.88, WAR 3.1, J.D. Martinez LF (GP 144, AB 558, R 90, H 160, 2B 41, 3B 3, HR 28, RBI 99, TB 291, BB 54, SO 146, SB 0, AVG 0.287, OBP 0.349, SLG 0.522, OPS 0.87, WAR 2.9
The Nationals can kiss this season goodbye and probably enjoy their last three games. Washington is holding a 65-94 record and is battling for the fourth spot in the NL East with the Marlins. Washington gave up 10 runs to the Rockies and scored just five in their last game. Josh Rogers will be delivered to the mound as their starter in his game. Rogers is holding a 2-1 record on the season with an ERA of 2.73. Rogers will make his sixth major league start. The rookie has struck out 19 opponent hitters and holds a WHIP of 1.21.
Players to watch: Juan Soto LF (GP 148, AB 494, R 110, H 157, 2B 20, 3B 2, HR 29, RBI 94, TB 268, BB 140, SO 87, SB 9, AVG 0.318, OBP 0.467, SLG 0.543, OPS 1.01, WAR 7.1, Josh Bell 1B (GP 141, AB 488, R 73, H 125, 2B 23, 3B 1, HR 27, RBI 88, TB 231, BB 62, SO 99, SB 0, AVG 0.256, OBP 0.341, SLG 0.473, OPS 0.814, WAR 3.1
Boston Red Sox vs Washington Nationals Betting Numbers
Boston Red Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games.
Boston Red Sox vs Washington Nationals Betting Picks
Stephen Strasburg is missing out for a while and will not play due to his neck injury. The Red Sox hold the third rank in OPS and fourth in runs scored. The best MLB bets are intact for Boston to win this game and cover.
Score Prediction: Red Sox 7, Nationals 5.