The San Francisco Giants will get a repeat performance in the rematch with the Washington Nationals

April 29, 2022

Nationals at Giants 

Oracle Park – San Francisco, CA 

10:15 PM ET 

San Francisco -230 

Every once in a while, the result of a game is painfully obvious before it is ever played. Such is the case tonight in San Francisco. 

The Giants are 13-6 on the season, sitting atop the NL West. Meanwhile, the Nationals are 6-15, dead last in the NL East and second only to the Reds for the worst record in the National League. 

San Francisco has won five of its last six games, with the only loss coming in a 1-0 heartbreaker yesterday against Oakland. Washington is in the midst of an eight-game losing streak, including getting swept at home last weekend by the Giants. 

The home team sends Alex Wood to the mound, who is off to a great start this season. The lefthander is 2-0 with a 2.51 ERA. He beat the Nationals last Saturday, surrendering just four hits in 5.0 innings. 

The visitors counter with Aaron Sanchez. He’s 0-1 in 2022, with a hefty 8.31 ERA. He was on the hill last Saturday, as well, and was rocked for four runs in just 4.1 innings. 

There’s no reason to think tonight’s rematch will go the other direction. San Francisco has the edge in almost every category. 

While the Giants are hitting the cover off of the ball to start the season, they are better than the Nats at the plate. Washington is batting just .218 as a team and has only scored 67 runs. 

Given that San Francisco boasts a stellar 2.32 ERA as a pitching staff, and Oracle Park is historically not a hitter-friendly stadium, things won’t turn around this weekend. And it certainly won’t tonight. 

Take the layup. The Giants will with ease. 

Richard DeMala’s pick: San Francisco M/L (-230) 


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