Nationals at Dodgers 10/9/19 - MLB Playoffs Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 10/08/2019 at 10:56 PM ET

Nationals at Dodgers 10/9/19 - MLB Playoffs Picks & Predictions

Dodger Stadium will play host to a winner-take-all Game Five between the Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night. On Monday, three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer gave up just one run over seven solid innings to lead Washington to a 6-1 home victory. Ryan Zimmerman’s three-run shot in the fifth inning was all the offense that the Nationals needed.

Thirty-one year old righty Stephen Strasburg (18-6 3.32 ERA) will head to the hill for the Nationals in this contest. In Game Two, Strasburg struck out ten batters and allowed one run in six innings to pitch Washington to a 4-2 road victory.

The Los Angeles Dodgers won a National League best 59 home games during the regular season and have Washington right where they want them. In Game Four, Los Angeles managed just five hits and went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position. Justin Turner’s solo shot in the first inning was the only offense on the night for the Dodgers.

The Dodgers will turn to talented right-hander Walker Buehler (14-4 3.26 ERA) in the series finale. In Game One, Buehler allowed just one hit and struck out eight batters across six frames during a 6-0 home victory.

Los Angeles 1B Tyler White (back) will miss the entire postseason. Through 162 regular season games, Washington ranked 5th in OPS and 6th in runs scored. For the season, Los Angeles ranked 4th in OPS and 5th in runs scored. Take the Nationals to pull off the upset. Final Score Prediction, Washington Nationals win 3-2.

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