Boston Red Sox vs Washington Nationals Picks and Predictions May 10th 2024

Boston Red Sox vs Washington Nationals MLB Fri, May 10, 19:10 pm.
Boston Red Sox
ML: -225
Washington Nationals
ML: 180

Boston Hopes to Overcome Recent Slump as They Return Home

The Boston Red Sox are rolling out the welcome mat at Fenway this Friday, kicking off a three-game showdown with the Washington Nationals. They’re on a mission to light a fire under their offense, which kinda fizzled out during a tough road trip that wrapped with a gut-punch 5-0 loss to Atlanta. Seriously, it’s time for a major bounce back.

Red Sox Struggling to Score

Lately, the Red Sox’s bats have been pretty quiet—like, library quiet. They squeezed out just five runs across four losses during their last road swing. That’s got them staring down a 1-4 record from the trip and losing five out of their last six games overall. With a cringe-worthy 2-13 record when they score less than four runs, the pressure’s on to kick things up a notch.

Alex Cora Calls for Improvement

Red Sox manager Alex Cora is pretty much over it. “We have to be better,” he said, throwing some real talk about the team’s hot-and-cold scoring. This weekend’s series is their shot to straighten things out and find some consistency at the plate.

Pitching Matchup: Corbin vs. Houck

On the mound, it’s Patrick Corbin for the Nationals, who’s been kinda shaky with a 0-3 record and a 6.45 ERA, but he did pull off a quality start recently against Toronto. The Red Sox are sending Tanner Houck to the hill, sporting a solid 1.99 ERA this season, despite a bumpy last outing. Houck’s got a history of shutting down the Nationals, including a stint of five perfect innings back in 2021, so he might just set the perfect vibe for the series.

Nationals Show Resilience

Don’t count out the Nationals though—they’re coming off a nail-biter series against the Orioles that went to 12 innings. Their skipper, Dave Martinez, is all about their grit. “They battled all night long… We keep fighting,” he shared. This scrappy attitude means the Red Sox might have their hands full.

Boston’s Homestand: A Crucial Juncture

With a seven-game stretch at home, starting with the Nationals, Boston’s looking at more than just a few games. This homestand is a major moment that could swing the momentum for the rest of their season. Both teams are hungry to show they can rise above the recent ruts, making this series a must-watch filled with potential game-changing plays.

The Red Sox are banking on the friendly confines of Fenway Park to reignite their game as they clash with the Nationals. It’s not just a series; it’s a turning point. As the first pitch draws near, everyone from the fans in the stands to the players on the field is gearing up for what could be a defining series for the Red Sox. Get ready, because Boston is looking to turn the tide and make some noise.

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Boston Red Sox
O 8.5
Washington Nationals
U 8.5
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