The Nationals will give the ball to starter Max Scherzer in this one. Right hander Scherzer is 10-8 this season with a 2.09 ERA. It’ll be Jeff Locke toeing the rubber for the Pirates in this contest. Left hander Locke is 5-6 with a 4.01 ERA so far this season. Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 131-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game’s total is sitting at 6½.