The New York Yankees and Washington Nationals meet for game two of their three-game series from the nation’s capital. All odds for all games can be found at BetOnline sportsbook.
The Nationals are still on top of their division, but slipped a bit on Friday as they lost to the Yankees. Gio Gonzalez allowed five hits and three earned runs for his third loss of the season, but the game really fell apart once he departed. The Nats will send Jordan Zimmerman to the mound who is having a solid campaign thus far. He is pitching to a 2.91 ERA in 77 innings of work.
The Yankees look as though they are hitting their stride and increase their lead in the division by winning their seventh in a row on Friday. The Yankees have to like what they’re getting recently out of pitcher Phil Hughes who pitched great again yesterday en route to his fifth win of the season. The Yankees will send Andy Pettitte to the mound tonight in hopes that the lefty can secure a series win.
Washington is 7-1 in their last eight games against the N.L. East, 5-2 in their last seven games against a team with a winning record, and 4-1 in Zimmerman’s last five starts against the A.L. East. New York is 5-0 in their last five road games, 17-5 in their last 22 games overall, and 47-20 in Pettitte’s last 67 starts. New York is 2-4 in the last six meetings of these two.
We like this game to come down to a sort of a pitchers duel. With that said we like the Under for total runs scored in this game as long as Zimmerman can go at least seven innings which we think he will so play it at online sportsbooks.