The Washington Nationals and Arizona Diamondbacks square off tonight in Washington. Trevor Cahill gets the nod for Arizona while Gio Gonzalez will start for Washington. MLB odds are updated at Bovada sportsbook.
Washington is currently in second place in the NL East, six games behind Atlanta for first place. They have lost two games in a row, and are 20-15 at home this season. They turn to Gonzalez tonight who has only one decision in his last six starts, a loss against the Orioles on May 27th. In his last start against the Twins he pitches six innings giving up five hits, two earned runs, however gave up four walks. In his last two road starts against the Braves and the Giants, Gonzalez has given up seven hits and two earned runs. He has started 13 games this season, throwing 77 2/3 innings striking out 74 while walking just 35.
Arizona is currently in first place in NL West, three games in front of San Francisco. Trevor Cahill gets the nod, he currently is 3-8 with a 3.92 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. Cahill has thrown 38.1 innings on the road this season giving up 17 earned runs on 38 hits. In his last start in San Diego, he surrendered five hits and two earned runs while striking out 10 in a 2-1 loss to the Padres. Arizona looks forward to second baseman Aaron’s Hill’s return from the DL tonight. They are 20-18 on the road this season and have won five of their last ten.
I will go with Washington in this matchup as they return home against a struggling pitcher at online sportsbook usa.