Washington Nationals versus St Louis Cardinals Wednesday Night Baseball Fantasy Picks 9-2-2015
We have entered the final full month of the 2015 Major League Baseball season. Now is the time for teams to make a final push for a division title or playoff wildcard spot. On Wednesday September 2nd two NL contenders face off as the St Louis Cardinals will host the Washington Nationals. Fantasy Baseball draft GM’s can tune to ESPN TV at 8PM Eastern Time to follow the scoring results of their player rosters for their one day leagues.
The Washington Nationals are trying to stay in reach of the first place New York Mets in the NL East division. Heading into Tuesday Washington was six games in the loss column back of the Mets. After struggling through most of the summer the Nationals have won six of their past nine games heading into the first of September. The team has struggled at the plate with a team batting average of .250 ranking 21st in baseball.
After winning the opener of this series the St Louis Cardinals sit 39 games over .500 with a mark of 85-46. They have had to continue winning because the Pittsburgh Pirates are pushing the Cardinals in the standings. Heading into Tuesday St Louis held just a four game lead in the loss column over the Pirates in the NL Central with 31 games left to be played. The Cardinals have won seven of nine games after beating the Nationals to open the series. They sport the top team ERA in baseball at 2.65 this season.
Washington Nationals RF: Bryce Harper leads the everyday players with a batting average of .329 with 31 homers and 77 RBIs. He has three multiple hit games over his past eight contests.
Washington Nationals 3B: Yunel Escobar has been hot with a .417 hitting average over his past seven days. He has nine homers and 42 RBIs. He has hits in four straight heading into game two of this series.
Washington Nationals CF: Michael Taylor is batting just .240 on the year. He has gone hitless in four of five games following the series opener.
Washington Nationals 1B: Clint Robinson bats from the left hand side of the plate. The former LA Dodger is hitting .267 with seven homers and 25 RBIs. He is hitting .324 on the road this year.
Washington Nationals 2B: Anthony Rendon has been hot with a .367 batting average over his past seven days. It has brought up his average to .270 on the year.
Washington Nationals P: Max Scherzer will start for the 27th time on the year and is 11-11 with an ERA of 2.88 and WHIP of 0.93. The Nationals are 0-4 in his past four starts. Scherzer has allowed a combined 17 earned runs in that span working 22 innings.
St Louis Cardinals RF: Jason Heyward leads the Cardinals everyday hitters with a .293 batting average with 11 homers and 50 RBIs. He is hot batting.346 with six RBIs the past seven days.
St Louis Cardinals C: Yadier Molina had struggled the first two months of 2015. He has slowly picked up the batting average. Molina is now hitting .283 with four homers and 59 RBIs. He is on a .304 clip the past seven days.
St Louis Cardinals SS: Jhonny Peralta looks to break a 4 for 24 hitting slump. On the season he is batting .279 with 16 homers and 59 RBIs.
St Louis Cardinals 3B: Matt Carpenter is hitting .296 over his past seven days. He has 20 homers and 69 RBIs on the year.
St Louis Cardinals 2B: Kolten Wong has a .333 clip his past seven days. Wong has multiple hits in four of his past seven games.
St Louis Cardinals P: Michael Wacha will work his 26th game of the campaign and is 15-4 with an ERA of 2.69 and WHIP of 1.13. He has allowed 1 earned run or fewer in five of his past six games. Wacha last threw on August 28th and allowed no earned runs and six hits in six innings of work at San Francisco.
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P: Michael Wacha (Cardinals)
RF: Jason Heyward (Cardinals)
C: Yadier Molina (Cardinals)
3B: Matt Carpenter (Cardinals)
2B: Kolten Wong (Cardinals)
1B: Clint Robinson (Nationals)