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Sat 04/10/2014 - 20:23 EDT

Nationals Try to Even NLDS With Giants in D.C. on Saturday Evening

If Friday was any indicator of how exciting these League Division Series will be this year, we cannot wait for game two between the Giants and the Nationals on Saturday night in D.C. These two teams played an exciting game one that saw San Francisco take home the victory on the road. Jordan Zimmermann, fresh off his season-ending no-hitter, will get the ball for the Nationals. He will oppose veteran Tim Hudson for the Giants. We like Washington at home as they even the series at one game apiece.

Nationals need better offensive effort to win

Washington will need a stronger offensive performance if they want to secure a victory in game two tonight. Despite two solo home runs late in the game, the Nationals could not get anything going against the Giants starter, veteran Jake Peavy. Game two could be more of an offensive onslaught for the Nationals if they can get to Hudson early. Zimmermann has struggled in the playoffs, allowing five runs in three innings to the Cardinals in the 2012 NLDS, his only playoff start of his career. 

Giants relying on veteran arm to grab 2-0 lead in the series

Tim Hudson has been here before. He has pitched in the playoffs for the Athletics and the Braves, but has not made an appearance since 2010 for Atlanta. Hudson is just 1-3 in his career in the playoffs. Hudson has dominated a large portion of the Nationals lineup this year, causing Asdrubal Cabrera, Denard Span and Anthony Rendon to go 0-for-17 this year against the righty. 

Saturday evening should be a fun one from the nation’s capital when the Nationals host the Giants for game two of the NLDS. We are going to place our bet at Bovada.lv, where the Nationals are favorites at home to win this game. We will drop 10 percent of our bankroll on the Nationals and the -220 money line tonight.

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