Nationals at Brewers Fantasy Betting Match Preview

That Nationals can’t get out of neutral at the moment. Every time they win a game, it seems like they lose the next one. Their roster is too talented to not make the postseason, but every passing day makes that more and more likely. Meanwhile, the Brewers are headed in reverse. Their win on Saturday was their first since July 10. Who is going to win the 25 th July game?

Pitching matchup

Tanner Roark (3-12, 4.87 ERA) is having a tough month. In 16 innings thrown in July, the righty has allowed 17 innings on 28 hits, seven walks and 14 strikeouts. Since May 26, his ERA has ballooned by nearly two runs and his opponent batting average has gone from .198 to .268.

Freddy Peralta (4.1, 2.65 ERA) spent time back in Triple-A over the All-Star break to stay on a normal rotation. The 22-year-old has bounced between Milwaukee and Colorado Springs for most of the year.

Better play: Roark

The Nats starter is working on nearly two weeks of rest. He is a pitcher that thrives on being well-rested. He has thrown with six or more days of rest three times this year. In those games, he has a 2.14 ERA and .192 batting average against.

Who should start

  • Matt Adams was starting to get hot right before the All-Star break, and he has roasted right-handed pitching this season to the tune of a .294/.372/.607 line.
  • Brad Miller is having a bad season, but he is one of the few Brewers that has seen a bit of Roark. In six at-bats, he has five hits, including two doubles and three runs scored.

Who should sit

  • Mark Reynolds has cooled considerably since a strong start to life in D.C. He has become a bench piece/late-inning pinch hitter. That’s an important role, but it holds little fantasy value.
  • Jesus Aguilar is fantastic. The only negative right now is that he is battling some hamstring tightness and playing third base occasionally. The impact that could have on his offense is unknown, but it is adding a variable to what has been a standout 2018 season.


Nationals too, win Washington plays better on the road and the Brewers are a mediocre home team. Momentum has to mean something and the Brew Crew has none of it with all of the recent losses.

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