Prediction and Analysis: Astros vs Nationals April 19, 2024

Prediction and Analysis: Astros vs Nationals April 19, 2024

April 19, 2024


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On Friday, the Houston Astros (6-14, 5th AL West) will travel to the capital city to begin a 3 game series against the Washington Nationals (8-10, 4th NL East). Check out this article for the MLB analysis on the market!


Astros Analysis: Justin Verlander is back

Since the start of this season, the Houston Astros have encountered the unfortunate circumstance of having 4 of their starting pitchers placed on the injured list. However, there is a glimmer of hope as Justin Verlander is set to make his season debut this time around.

Despite this positive development, the team’s performance in terms of pitching statistics leaves much to be desired. Currently, Houston ranks 29th in team ERA with a discouraging 5.24, and they are also placed 28th in WHIP at 1.51. Furthermore, their opponents have been able to maintain an average of .263 at the plate, placing Houston at a disappointing 27th in this category.

On a slightly brighter note, the Astros’ starting rotation has managed to deliver 7 Quality Starts, which places them in a tie for 8th in the league.


Nationals Analysis: Mound woes continue

Washington’s team batting average is at .231, ranking them 21st in the league. They are also 20th in on-base percentage at .308 and 19th in slugging percentage at .376. CJ Abrams leads the team in both home runs with 5 and RBI with 11. Joey Gallo follows with 3 home runs, while Lane Thomas is second in RBI with 10. In 18 games, Washington has hit 31 doubles, 2 triples, and 17 home runs, totaling 50 extra base hits.

Nevertheless, their main issue comes at the mound, as Washington ranks 21st in team ERA with a 4.39, 27th in WHIP at 1.45, and 29th in batting average allowed at .272.

Overall, our baseball analysis suggests this is a great opportunity for the Astros to stabilize, with Verlander more than ready to make his debut this season.


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Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals Game Information

    1. Date: 04/19/2024
    2. Time: 06:45 PM ET
    3. Location: Nationals Park.
    4. How to Watch Astros vs Nationals: MLB.TV
    5. Live Stream: MLB.TV


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