There is no word on what sherzers pitch count expext to be in this one. He threw 65 pitches in his rehab start and I don't think i can get behind him at this point. Sure he's sherzer but this bullpen is horrible. I like the Nats offense against Brault but this price is too much for sherzer who may just pitch four to five innings. This game is a fade
Pittsburgh has been in free fall since the All-Star break going 8-29. My followers have made a killing off fading them and yeah, -220 isn't great value but you don't need to hit a HR on every bet placed - you can raise your units on this one though. The Bucs have been blanked twice in their last five games and held to one run in two others. The Nationals offense has been crushing the ball at a stratospheric level the last 11 games, averaging 8.6 runs while scoring seven or more runs on seven occasions. They just set some records for runs scored in a 4-game span. Scherzer does not need to be a stud in his return, he simply needs to pitch well, and that should be enough for the Nationals to close out this series with a win. It is rare to see Scherzer pitch...bad.
In the gambling world- you can't win them all. Last night was an anomaly. Literally, history making. I'd gladly "raise my units" against you in a personal bet on this one, Cory. You bring up lifetime numbers for Scherzer in Pittsburgh. This lineup is completely different compared to the 2015 club. Combined .643 OPS in 143 lifetime plate appearances against Scherzer - a CY Young, proven leader coming back to help his team get into the playoffs.
Covers community free betting prediction for Washington Nationals (73% consensus). The Washington Nationals' postseason hopes will receive an enormous boost when ace right-hander Max Scherzer is expected to be activated off the disabled list to start Thursday night's finale of a four-game series at the Pittsburgh Pirates. The three-time Cy Young Award winner had won seven straight starts before going on the injured list twice last month... http://bit.ly/2GhFnNX