MLB Free Pick – Saturday, September 28

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The penultimate day of the MLB regular season is here as we feature our free pick for Saturday. Last night, we correctly predicted the Rays to cover the spread on the run line against the Blue Jays. That win allowed Tampa Bay to clinch their spot in the wild card. On that note, the playoffs are around the corner and we have an excellent offer for our readers. We partnered up with Betway and they are offering a 100% bonus up to $100 for new customers (T&C’s apply). Click here to find out more and take advantage of this offer.

Washington Nationals vs Cleveland Indians

Saturday, September 28 – 16:05 EST – Nationals Park

Expected Pitchers: Patrick Corbin (14-7, ERA: 3.05) vs Adam Plutko (7-4, ERA: 4.25)

The Nationals host the Indians in the second match of the series on Saturday afternoon. Washington has already clinched a playoff berth and will look to end the regular season in convincing fashion. They demonstrated on Friday evening that they have the quality and dominance to do well in the post-season. They defeated the Indians 8-2 in the opening match. Furthermore, the Nationals are riding on a six game winning streak at their home ground. They will look to extend it on Saturday, as they send Patrick Corbin to the mound. The 30 year old pitcher has enjoyed a positive season so far. He’s posted a 14-7 record in 32 starts with an ERA of 3.05. That has improved lately, as he went 5-2 with an ERA of 2.05 in his last seven starts.

On the other hand, Cleveland were not able to get the job done and therefore will have to watch the playoffs from home this season. They were close in clinching a spot in the wild card standings, however everything went downhill in the final week. They lost crucial games against the Chicago White Sox which determined their elimination from competing in the post-season. The Indians will send Adam Plutko to the mound on Saturday afternoon. The 27 year old posted a 7-5 record with an ERA of 4.25. Overall, the Indians have no motivation left as their season is over. Look for the Nationals to take advantage of that and end the regular season positively in front of their fans.