Brewers at Nationals 10/1/19 - MLB Playoffs Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 09/30/2019 at 10:29 AM ET

Brewers at Nationals 10/1/19 - MLB Playoffs Picks & Predictions

The National League Wild Card game between the Milwaukee Brewers and Washington Nationals will take place on Tuesday night from the nation’s capital. Milwaukee won 16 of their last 21 games to clinch a playoff spot, but fell two games short of catching St. Louis for the NL Central Division title. Christian Yelich (knee) led the Brewers in all three Triple Crown categories and will not play this postseason.

Twenty-six year old righty Brandon Woodruff (11-3 3.62 ERA) will head to the hill for the Brewers in this contest. Through 121 plus innings, Woodruff fanned 143 batters and owns a solid 1.14 WHIP.

The Washington Nationals won 50 of their 81 home games and enter the postseason riding an eight-game winning streak. Washington won 93 games during the regular season and ranks sixth in the majors with a plus 149 run differential. Anthony Rendon leads the Nationals with a .319 batting average to go along with 34 home runs and 126 RBIs.

Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (11-7 2.92 ERA) will get the nod for the Nationals on Tuesday. Through 172 plus innings, Scherzer ranked third in the National League with 243 strikeouts and fourth with a 1.03 WHIP.

Milwaukee OF Lorenzo Cain (ankle) did not play on Sunday and is listed as day-to-day. Through 162 regular season games, Milwaukee ranked 12th in OPS and 17th in runs scored. For the season, Washington ranked 6th in OPS and 6th in runs scored. Take the Nationals to win at home and move on to face the Dodgers in the NLDS. Final Score Prediction, Washington Nationals win 5-3.

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