Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies Prediction: Can CJ Cron and the Rockies Crush Washington?

MLB expert and handicapper Jason Radowitz is here with his prediction and best bet for Friday's second game of a four-game set in the nation's capital as the Colorado Rockies look to bounce back after last night's loss.
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Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies Prediction: Can CJ Cron and the Rockies Crush Washington?

This series is going to get interesting. The Washington Nationals will take on the Colorado Rockies in a weekend series in Washington. The Nationals have been struggling at home while the Rockies continue to struggle on the road. Something will have to give in tonight's game.

And I think I have the answer to what's going to happen. Here are our picks, predictions, and odds for Friday's game between the Washington Nationals and Colorado Rockies.

Nationals vs. Rockies Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

  • Date: May 27, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:05 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: MASN, ATTR

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Nationals vs. Rockies Injury Report

Nationals

Out: OF Ehire Adrianza (Quadriceps), 3B Carter Kieboom (Elbow)

Rockies

Out: 3B Kris Bryant (Back)

Nationals vs. Rockies Line Movement

Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies Prediction

The Washington Nationals will send out Aaron Sanchez to start the new weekend series against the Rockies. Sanchez has a 7.16 ERA to start the season and has compiled an xFIP of 5.45 in the last 30 days.

Sanchez was once considered an elite starting pitcher for the Blue Jays. But has now sunk so far down that he's earning 11.5% of strikeouts in the last 30 days.

Righties have a .507 wOBA and ISO of .314 in the last 30 days and the last 57 plate appearances against Sanchez. Colorado should have six righties in the lineup against Sanchez. As a projected lineup, the team has a .309 wOBA and has real potential to get on base and score runs.

On the other hand, Austin Gomber will take the mound for the Rockies. He's a left-hander that has looked solid this season. The lefty has a 4.11 ERA on the season and an xFIP of 4.32 in the last 30 days.

Gomber's strikeout rate is low but he's limited walks and is earning 51.1% of ground balls. Righties have hit him for power a bit recently but the Nationals don't know what power is against lefties.

The projected lineup for the Nationals has a .087 ISO and wOBA of .295 in the last 30 days. Even Juan Soto has a .100 ISO and wOBA of .307 against lefties in the last 30 days. I'll take my chances with Austin Gomber, a near pick-em type game. Give me the Rockies.

Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies Pick

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Jason grew up an avid sports fan. His passion for sports writing grew in high school and he developed a blog that was strictly for New York Sports. From his work, you will quickly realize that he loves looking at games from an analytical and numbers perspective and hopes to provide you with that same perspective in his articles.

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