Free MLB Picks Today: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals 5/7/23

Free MLB Picks Today: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Washington Nationals 5/7/23
Sun 7th May 2023

Hot-hitting Corbin Carroll will be looking to extend his 11-game hitting streak as the Arizona Diamondbacks (19-14) host the Washington Nationals (13-20) at Chase Field on Sunday with the home team eyeing a sweep of the three-game series. The Diamondbacks lead the series 2-0 after winning 8-7 on Saturday. Reliever Miguel Castro threw 0.1 scoreless innings to get the win.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 4 for 5 with a home run and two runs in the win. Emmanuel Rivera added a solo home run. Keibert Ruiz was 2 for 4 with a home run and a double for the Nationals. He had three RBIs. Luis Garcia went 3 for 5 with a double and one run.

ON THE MOUND

Trevor Williams (1-1, 3.41 ERA) is in line for the start for Washington. The RHP threw 5.1 scoreless innings in his last start, a 4-1 road win over the Cubs on Tuesday.

He gave up four hits while striking out four and walking one in the no-decision. Williams is making his first appearance against the Diamondbacks this season.

Over two appearances (one starts) against the Diamondbacks in 2022, Williams was 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA over 2.2 innings. He had one strikeout and no walk.For Arizona, right-hander Ryne Nelson (1-2, 6.39 ERA) takes the mound.

It’s his first appearance of the season against the Nationals. In his last start on April 30, Nelson took the loss on the road against the Rockies. He threw four innings and gave up six runs on nine hits, striking out two and walking one in the 12-4 defeat.

AT THE PLATE

Over the last five games, Washington has averaged 3.6 runs a game, a small drop compared to their season average of 3.7. Against righties like Nelson this season, the Nats have a .624 OPS, lowest in MLB. Ruiz is the team’s most potent producer against right-handers with a .749 OPS in 77 at-bats.

Arizona is averaging 6.2 runs per game in the last five, up slightly from 5.2 for the season. The D-backs have a .774 OPS against right-handers in 2023. With a .969 OPS over 74 at-bats, Carroll has been their best hitter against right-handers.

HOME AND AWAY

Washington is on a three-game losing streak in road games, bringing their record to 7-8 in 2023. The Nats have scored 4.7 runs per game away from home, while allowing 3.9 runs. Arizona has won three in a row in front of their home fans.

The D-backs are 10-6 at home this season, averaging 5.4 runs per game while surrendering 4.3. Arizona is 7-3 in the last 10 games between the teams at Chase Field with an average scoreline of 6.9-5.1.

STANDINGS UPDATE

The Nationals are fifth in the NL East, nine games behind the division-leading Braves. The Diamondbacks are second in the NL West, zero games behind the Dodgers.

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Arizona DBacks (-165)

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