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Marcus Stroman and Stephen Strasburg face-off tonight, where Stroman will make his home debut on Friday night. The Mets have been absolutely on fire over the last few weeks and are now in the Wild Card picture. There was a time a few months, when the Mets were slumping, that I called them one of the worst teams in the NL.
Strasburg heads into this outing with a 3.72 ERA/3.15 FIP/1.08 WHIP. Strasburg is coming off his worst outing of the year, giving up 9 runs in 4.7 innings against the Dbacks on the road. For the duration of the season, he has been solid with 14-5 ERA. He also is allowing only a .200 BA on 149 PAs to this Mets’ lineup.
Stroman gave up 3 runs in 4.3 innings in his Mets’ debut against the Pirates on the road. Not sure what to expect with him at home. I believe that you have to give the upper hand to the Strasburg in this match-up. I will look to play just the f5 here for the Nationals and expect a 2-1 score after five innings
Pick- Nationals (f5) (-135)
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I don’t love anything tonight with just two games in action but I do have a lean on the Steelers -2.5 and the over in the game as well, at 37.