Minnesota Twins vs. Washington Nationals: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 22, 2024

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May 22, 2024 6:10 AM
The Minnesota Twins, sitting at 25-23 overall and 14-12 on the road, are set to face off against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, May 22nd at 1:05 PM at Nationals Park. The Nationals, currently 21-26 overall and 8-11 at home, look to even the series after splitting the regular season matchups. 네이트
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Twins vs Nationals starting pitchers

  • Jake Irvin for Washington Nationals
  • Simeon Woods Richardson for Minnesota Twins

Twins vs Nationals statistics

Stat Twins Nationals
Hits 364 (Tied-22nd) 347 (27th)
Batting Average .231 (21st) .228 (26th)
Runs Batted In 192 (16th) 173 (26th)
Runs 207 (15th) 188 (22nd)
Home Runs 48 (Tied-14th) 39 (Tied-25th)
Walks 134 (26th) 155 (11th)
Stolen Bases 25 (Tied-22nd) 77 (2nd)
Strikeouts 416 (Tied-12th) 379 (18th)
Pitches 6787 (22nd) 6690 (24th)

Washington Nationals recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/21/24 vs Minnesota Twins L 10-0
5/20/24 vs Minnesota Twins W 12-3
5/19/24 @ Philadelphia Phillies L 11-5
5/18/24 @ Philadelphia Phillies L 4-3 F/10
5/17/24 @ Philadelphia Phillies L 4-2

Minnesota Twins recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/21/24 @ Washington Nationals W 10-0
5/20/24 @ Washington Nationals L 12-3
5/19/24 @ Cleveland Guardians L 5-2
5/18/24 @ Cleveland Guardians L 11-4
5/17/24 @ Cleveland Guardians L 3-2

Twins vs Nationals predictions

As the Minnesota Twins take on the Washington Nationals, I'm expecting big things from Byron Buxton. With his impressive speed and power, I think he'll be able to get on base at least twice and score a run. Carlos Correa will also be a key player, likely driving in a run or two with his consistent hitting. Meanwhile, Ryan Jeffers' hot streak will continue, as he blasts a home run to give his team an early lead. Edouard Julien will also contribute with a mult-hit game, showcasing his versatility as a hitter.

On the other side, the Washington Nationals will rely on CJ Abrams' speed and agility to get on base and create scoring opportunities. Luis Garcia will also be a force to be reckoned with, as his consistent hitting and smart baserunning will put pressure on the Twins' defense. Joey Meneses will likewise come through with a clutch hit, driving in a crucial run for his team. Meanwhile, Eddie Rosario's power will be on full display, as he ropes a double into the gap to spark a Nationals rally.

In the end, I believe the Minnesota Twins will come out on top in a high-scoring affair. With their potent offense and strong starting pitching, they'll be able to outlast the Nationals' late-inning surge. Look for the Twins to take the win, but not before the Nationals make it an exciting, back-and-forth game. Final score: Twins 7, Nationals 5.

Minnesota Twins injuries

  • Gabriel Gonzalez (RF): Day-To-Day
  • Jair Camargo (C): Day-To-Day
  • Yohander Martinez (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Cody Laweryson (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Jeff Brigham (RP): Day-To-Day

Twins vs Nationals game info

Venue Nationals Park
Location Washington, District of Columbia
First pitch Wed 1:05 PM
Temperature 71°
Chance of Rain 0%

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