Home and Away: Predicting Dodgers-Nationals Game 4

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Max Scherzer has been human this year. He coughed up three runs in five innings in the National League Wild Card game. Injuries had his regular season ballooning over 4.00 at various points in the season.

This is how they stack up.

  • Home: 50-31; Away: 47-34
  • Starting pitcher: Max Scherzer Home 10-2; Away 8-4
  • Starting Pitcher ERA/WHIP: Home 3.21/0.95; Away 3.39/1.11
  • Closer: Sean Doolittle Home 15 SV; 14 SVO; WHIP 1.43; 3.86 ERA/ Away 14 SV; 17 SVO; WHIP 1.12; 4.32 ERA
  • Team Hitting: wOBA .336; wRC+ 103; Avg .265
  • Best Hitter: Anthony Rendon – Home wOBA .424; wRC+ 160; Avg .317/ Away wOBA .401; wRC+ 148; Avg .321
  • Pitcher vs. Best Hitter (Career): Steven Strasburg vs Cody Bellinger Avg .200; 15 AB; 1 R; 2 H; 1 2B; 2 BB; 4 SO; .478 OPS
  • Misc: Team WAR 52.9

Los Angeles Dodgers took care of business late in the game last night and put together a seven run sixth. They looked hapless against Nationals’ starter Anibal Sanchez, though. Starting Pitcher Rich Hill has been dominant at home and very good away. Only problem is that he’s been injured for most of the regular season. Look for the Dodgers to get to Scherzer early.

This is how they stack up.

  • Home: 59-22; Away: 47-34
  • Starting pitcher: Rich Hill Home 10-2; Away 6-3
  • Starting Pitcher ERA/WHIP: Home 2.89/1.10; Away 3.21/0.96
  • Closer: Kelley Jansen Home 19 SV; 23 SVO; WHIP 1.09; 3.28 ERA/ Away 14 SV; 18 SVO; WHIP 1.02; 4.28 ERA
  • Team Hitting: wOBA .338; wRC+ 111; Avg .257
  • Best Hitter: Cody Bellinger Home wOBA .424; wRC+ 172; Avg .304/ Away wOBA .405; wRC+ 151; Avg .305
  • Pitcher vs. Best Hitter (Career): Clayton Kershaw vs Anthony Rendon Avg .263; 19 AB; 0 R; 5 H; 1 RBI; 3 BB; 4 SO; .627 OPS
  • Misc: Team WAR 55.4;

Staff pick: Los Angeles Dodgers
Vitamin Cee pick: TBD

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