San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals – 7/5/15 MLB Fantasy Sports, Baseball Picks, Odds & Predictions
The San Francisco Giants and Washington Nationals will close out a series over ESPN Sunday Night Baseball on July 5th. Fantasy draft managers can follow the results of their rosters at 8PM Eastern Time from Washington on ESPN TV.
It has been a bad road trip thus far for San Francisco as they enter play 0-5 on the trip as its comes to a conclusion on Sunday night. There have been three one run losses in this losing streak. The pitching has not been sharp as the club has given up five runs ore greater in four of those five games.
Washington Nationals have won two straight and seven of their past ten games to take a five game lead in the loss column over the second place Mets. The pitching has improved of late for Washington as the staff has allowed four earned runs total in the first two games of this home stand to San Francisco.
San Francisco Giants 2B: Joe Panek is batting .308 with six homers and 30 RBIs season to date. He has three multiple hit games in his past five games.
San Francisco Giants C: Buster Posey has his batting average at .304 with 14 homers and 57 RBIs. Posey enters play on a ten game hit streak with four games a multiple hit performance. He is on an 8 for 20 streak at the plate.
San Francisco Giants 3B: Matt Duffy is putting up some good numbers at third base for the departed Pablo Sandoval who is now a Red Sox. Duffy has mark of .289 with eight homers and 37 RBIs. He looks to break from a 3 for 17 slump.
San Francisco Giants 1B: Brandon Belt has responded with back to back multiple hit games. His batting average is 273 with nine homers and 54 RBIs. Belt carry’s a four game hitting steak into Sunday Night Baseball.
San Francisco Giants CF: Angel Pagan average is .400 for the month of July. On the year the veteran is batting .269 with no homers and 19 RBIS. Pagan is not generating much in the way of extra base hits with a slugging percentage at .323 which is over 90 points lower than his career mark.
San Francisco Giants SS: Brandon Crawford is battling a 3 for 21 hitting streak. His batting average has dropped to .263 with 11 homers and 48 RBIs.
San Francisco Giants P: Ryan Vogelsong is 6-6 on the season with an ERA of 4.19 and WHIP of 1.37. The right hander looks to rebound off a loss at Miami on June 30th as he gave up four earned runs with two homers to the Marlins.
Washington Nationals RF: Bryce Harper is putting up some MVP numbers for the Nationals with a batting average of .344 with 25 homers and 60 RBIs. He is on a .417 month of July with a three hit performance on Saturday.
Washington Nationals 3B: Yunel Escobar is 3 for 8 in this series with the Giants. On the year Escobar is batting .318 with four homers and 27 RBIs.
Washington Nationals CF: Denard Span got the day off on Saturday as the Giants threw a left hander. Span has hits in six straight games and a season batting average of .310 with five homers and 22 RBIs.
Washington Nationals C: Wilson Ramos is battling a 4 for 22 slump as his batting average has dipped to .261 season to date.
Washington Nationals 2B: Danny Espinoza is slumping by going 5 for his past 27 at the plate. Espinoza has seen his batting average drop to .253 with eight homers and 24 RBIs.
Washington Nationals P: Jordan Zimmermann is 6-5 on the year in his 16 starts with an ERA of 3.16 and WHIP of 1.27. Zimmermann has put together two straight shutout performances by limiting the Braves to no earned runs on June 24th and June 30 as he went 8 and 7 2/3rd innings in those starts.
Sunday Night Baseball Best Fantasy League Picks
P: Jordan Zimmermann (Nationals)
RF: Bryce Harper (Nationals)
3B: Yunel Escobar (Nationals)
2B: Joe Panek (Giants)
C: Buster Posey (Giants)
1B: Brandon Belt (Giants)