Washington vs. Oakland,
06/02/2017 22:05 EDT,
Score: 13 - 3
Money Line: -142 Washington
*3 Star MLB Moneyline Value* The Washington Nationals lead the majors in runs scored per game at 5.50. Washington's offense is very capable of going off at any time. Andrew Triggs started the year nicely, but his last couple starts have had some real glaring issues show up. I'm starting to wonder if Triggs is injured in some way. Triggs has lost nearly 3 mph off his fastball in his most recent starts.
Triggs isn't necessarily a hard thrower to start with, but when you start throwing 88 mph fastballs instead of 91 mph fastballs, big leaguers usually make you pay. Triggs has allowed 6 runs in each of his last two starts. He has a 2.64 ERA on the year, but a 4.20 SIERA.
Stephen Strasburg has been locked in of late. Last game, he blew away 15 Padres in 7 innings pitched. Strasburg's velocity is the highest it has been in the past four years, which suggests to me that he is completely healthy this time around.
I hadn't circled this game before the lines came out, but I made this line -155, so I see solid value here. Additionally, a closer look at Triggs make me like the Nationals chances of getting to him.
The Nationals are 22-8 in Strasburg's last 30 road starts.