Boston Red Sox vs Washington Nationals Picks and Predictions May 12th 2024

Boston Red Sox vs Washington Nationals MLB Sun, May 12, 13:35 pm.
Boston Red Sox
ML: -140
Washington Nationals
ML: 120

Brayan Bello’s Back Just in Time: Red Sox vs. Nationals Showdown

Boston, MA – Alright, folks, it’s crunch time at Fenway this Sunday! Brayan Bello, the Red Sox’s right-hander, is stepping back on the mound after chilling on the 15-day injured list. He’s been off since lighting it up on April 19 with a six-inning, one-hit, shutout stint against the Pirates. Now he’s all set to bring the heat against the Nationals for the first time ever. Talk about perfect timing!

What’s the Deal with the Series?

So here’s the scoop: It’s all square between the Sox and the Nats. They’ve each snagged a win so far. The Nationals kicked things off with a solid 5-1 win, but Boston clapped back with a 4-2 victory, thanks to Rafael Devers swinging out a game-changing two-run double late in the game. That hit was massive, especially since it came right after the Nats decided to walk Tyler O’Neill on purpose—a move that, well, didn’t quite pan out how they hoped.

Nationals’ skipper Dave Martinez stood by his call, though. It’s all part of the game’s chess-like strategy, but hats off to Devers for stepping up when it mattered. Meanwhile, Red Sox’s manager Alex Cora was all praises for Devers, talking up his knack for handling the hot seat.

Bello’s Big Return

Getting Bello back is a huge plus for the Red Sox. They’ve been kinda stuck in the mud, especially with runners in scoring position. Over a bumpy three-game losing streak, they left a whopping 33 runners hanging while batting a meager .069 in those clutch moments. Ouch. Bello’s return isn’t just good news for their pitching; it’s a major morale booster for the whole squad.

Pitching Face-Off to Watch

As for the Nationals, they’re throwing MacKenzie Gore on the mound. The guy’s record this season is 2-3 with a 3.44 ERA, but he’s coming off a strong performance against the Sox, keeping them scoreless over more than six innings last time. So, it’s shaping up to be a killer matchup between him and Bello.

Game Day is Go Time

With the series on the line, this isn’t just another Sunday game. It’s a strategic battle, a test of resilience, and honestly, just a whole lot of baseball fun. Bello and Devers are in the spotlight, and with everything up for grabs, this finale is set to be one for the books.

Get ready, because this game’s got all the makings of a classic, filled with strategic plays, pivotal moments, and maybe even some game-changing heroics from our guy Bello. Don’t miss it!

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Sun, May 12, 08:34 am.
Boston Red Sox
O 7.5
Washington Nationals
U 7.5
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