On June 2, 2024, the Cleveland Guardians will host the Washington Nationals at Progressive Field at 1:40 pm, despite the forecast predicting light rain. Jake Irvin will start as pitcher for the Nationals, holding a commendable ERA of 3.429, while the Guardians will counter with Carlos Carrasco, who has an ERA of 5.162.

The Nationals, currently 10th in the NL East Division, hold a record of 26 wins and 31 losses, translating to a winning percentage of 0.46. They have been slightly stronger in divisional games with an 8-6 record. Despite recent struggles indicated by their L2 streak, they have managed a moderate success in their last 10 games with 5 victories. The Nationals have won 12 day games as opposed to 14 night games, and overall, they have scored 225 runs while allowing 241.

Conversely, the Guardians boast a stronger position at second in the AL Central Division with a 39-19 record and a 0.67 winning percentage. They lead their division in wins, sporting a 10-5 record against division opponents. Currently on a W2 winning streak, they hold a notable 20-6 record at home. The team has scored impressively with 296 runs and conceded 215.

The betting odds for this matchup are keenly positioned with the Guardians favored by -1.5 points and an over/under set at 8.5. The money line reflects confidence in the Guardians’ recent performance, setting them at -151 while the Nationals stand at +128. This makes the Guardians the favorites to continue their strong form in front of their home crowd.