Washington Nationals at Milwaukee Brewers 8/22/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/21/2021 at 9:57 PM ET

The Washington Nationals conclude a three-game series on the road Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Washington is 53-68 following a 4-1 victory over Milwaukee in the opening game of the series on Friday. Patrick Corbin allowed three hits through six-plus innings to help Washington defeat Milwaukee. The Nationals have won three straight but are fourth in the National League East 12 ½ games behind first place Atlanta.

Juan Soto is batting .304 to lead Washington and the left fielder has team highs in home runs with 20, RBIs with 66, hits with 111 and on-base percentage of .445. As a team, Washington has hit 136 home runs in 121 games. On Sunday, Washington will send Sean Nolin to the mound. The left-hander is 0-1 with an ERA of 12.00, 2 Ks and 0 BBs.

Milwaukee dropped to 74-49 following its loss on Friday to the Nationals. The Brewers have lost two straight but Milwaukee leads the National League Central by 7 ½ games over the second-place Cincinnati Reds. Prior to its two consecutive losses, Milwaukee had won four straight and eight of the previous nine.

Shortstop Willy Adames is batting .296 to lead Milwaukee, while center fielder Avisail Garcia is the leader in home runs with 24, RBIs with 73, hits with 103 and on-base percentage at .339. As a team, Milwaukee has hit 152 home runs in 123 games. On Sunday, Milwaukee will send Adrian Houser to the mound. The right-hander is 7-5 with an ERA of 3.55, 80 Ks and 48 BBs.

Milwaukee has won six of the last eight at home against Washington and eight the last 11 overall against the Nationals. Milwaukee starting pitcher Adrian Houser has pitched very well of late and the Bruins have won four of the right-handers last five starts. Houser has allowed just five earned runs on 13 hits across 21 ⅔ innings over that span. Final Score Prediction, Milwaukee Brewers win 6-2.

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