Dodgers at Nationals 10/7/19 - MLB Playoffs Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 10/07/2019 at 12:22 AM ET

Dodgers at Nationals 10/7/19 - MLB Playoffs Picks & Predictions

In Monday night MLB playoff action, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals will play Game Four of the NLDS from the nation’s capital. On Sunday, Los Angeles exploded for seven runs in the sixth inning of a 10-4 road triumph against Washington. Justin Turner collected three hits and drove in three runs for the Dodgers.

Thirty-nine year old southpaw Rich Hill (4-1 2.45 ERA) will take the mound for the Dodgers in this matchup. In 58 plus innings this season, Hill struck out 72 batters and posted a solid 1.13 WHIP.

The Washington Nationals won 50 of their 81 home games during the regular season and need to win Game Four to extend their season. On Sunday, Patrick Corbin was unsuccessful in a relief appearance in which he allowed six runs and recorded just two outs. Juan Soto started the Nationals off right with a two-run first inning blast.

The Nationals will turn to three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (11-7 2.92 ERA) in Game Four. Scherzer ranked third in the National League with 243 strikeouts and fourth with a 1.03 WHIP.

Los Angeles 1B Tyler White (back) will miss the entire postseason. Through 162 regular season games, Los Angeles ranked 4th in OPS and 5th in runs scored. For the season, Washington ranked 5th in OPS and 6th in runs scored. Take the Nationals to get the job done behind a solid performance from Scherzer. Final Score Prediction, Washington Nationals win 4-3. 

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