Seattle Mariners vs. Washington Nationals: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 24, 2024

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May 24, 2024 6:12 AM
The Seattle Mariners, with a 27-24 overall record and 12-14 on the road, travel to Nationals Park to face the Washington Nationals, who hold a 21-27 record and 8-12 at home. The Mariners will look to capitalize on their decent road performance to take down the struggling Nationals on Friday, May 24th at 6:45 PM.
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Mariners vs Nationals starting pitchers

  • MacKenzie Gore for Washington Nationals
  • George Kirby for Seattle Mariners

Mariners vs Nationals statistics

Stat Mariners Nationals
Hits 375 (26th) 357 (29th)
Batting Average .225 (25th) .225 (27th)
Runs Batted In 184 (26th) 175 (29th)
Runs 191 (Tied-26th) 190 (28th)
Home Runs 57 (9th) 40 (28th)
Walks 159 (Tied-15th) 159 (Tied-15th)
Stolen Bases 26 (Tied-22nd) 77 (2nd)
Strikeouts 520 (1st) 395 (20th)
Pitches 7574 (8th) 6960 (28th)

Washington Nationals recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/22/24 vs Minnesota Twins L 3-2
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

Seattle Mariners recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/23/24 @ New York Yankees L 5-0
5/22/24 @ New York Yankees L 7-3
5/21/24 @ New York Yankees W 6-3
5/20/24 @ New York Yankees W 5-4
5/19/24 @ Baltimore Orioles L 6-3

Mariners vs Nationals predictions

As the Seattle Mariners take on the Washington Nationals, I'm expecting big things from their star players. Julio Rodriguez is looking like a force to be reckoned with, and I think he'll come out swinging, potentially knocking in a couple of RBIs. Cal Raleigh has been on a hot streak lately, and I wouldn't be surprised if he hits a homer or two. Meanwhile, Ty France has been consistent at the plate, and I think he'll come up with some key hits to help drive the Mariners' offense. With J.P. Crawford's solid defense and Mitch Haniger's power at the plate, the Mariners are looking like a well-rounded team.

On the other side of the field, the Washington Nationals are counting on their own star players to step up. Luis Garcia Jr. has been on fire lately, and I think he'll continue to swing a hot bat. CJ Abrams has shown some impressive power, and I wouldn't be surprised if he hits a homer or two. Joey Meneses has been driving in runs left and right, and I think he'll come up with some key RBIs. With MacKenzie Gore on the mound, the Nationals are hoping for a strong outing from their young pitcher. If he can keep the Mariners' offense in check, the Nationals might just come out on top.

Based on these projections, I think the Mariners have the edge in this matchup. While the Nationals have some impressive players, I think the Mariners' offense is too strong to be contained. If Rodriguez, Raleigh, and France can come up with some key hits, I think the Mariners will take this one. My prediction is a Mariners win, possibly by a score of 6-4. But don't count out the Nationals just yet - this one could be a close game.

Seattle Mariners injuries

  • Tayler Saucedo (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Taylor Dollard (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Colt Emerson (SS): Day-To-Day
  • Gregory Santos (RP): 60-Day-IL
  • Jackson Kowar (RP): 60-Day-IL

Mariners vs Nationals game info

Venue Nationals Park
Location Washington, District of Columbia
First pitch Fri 6:45 PM
Temperature 75°
Chance of Rain 0%

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