Arizona Diamondbacks at Washington Nationals 8/19/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/18/2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Nationals Park in Washington D.C.
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Tuesday night, the Arizona Diamondbacks will give the ball to Chase Anderson (7 – 4, 3.16 ERA) as they square off against the Washington Nationals and Stephen Strasburg (9 – 10, 3.53 ERA). Anderson makes his 16th start as Strasburg makes his 27th.
Chase Anderson pitched to his 4th no-decision in 5 starts in his last outing. Anderson threw 6 innings and allowed 3 runs and 9 hits while walking 2 and striking out 5. The 3 runs were the most that Anderson had allowed in over a month but his quality starts aren’t leading to wins. In his last 10 starts, Anderson is just 2 – 4. Prior to getting the call, Anderson was 4 – 2 with a 0.69 ERA at the Diamondback’s Double-A affiliate.
Anderson lacks experience against most of the Washington roster but he has faced one of the Nationals before. Asdrubal Cabrera is 0 for 2 with an RBI against Anderson.
Stephen Strasburg hurled a solid game in his last outing and it led to a victory. In the win, Strasburg surrendered just a run on 3 hits as he walked 2 and struck out 8. Through most of the season, Strasburg has been up and down without any trace of consistency. He is just 3 - 5 in his last 10 starts although some of them could have led to wins for the right-hander if there was some run support. Last season, Strasburg was 8 - 9 with a 3.00 ERA in 30 starts.
In 2013, Strasburg was 1 – 0 with a 2.57 ERA in 2 starts against the Diamondbacks. Earlier this season, Strasburg took the loss against Arizona after allowing 3 runs and 8 hits in 7 innings.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 56-62-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.7
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 59-52-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Washington Nationals is 0.8
Injuries to Watch
08/02/14 1B Paul Goldschmidt Hand 15-day DL (8/2), out for season
07/23/14 LF Cody Ross Calf 15-day DL (7/22)
06/29/14 SS Chris Owings Shoulder 15-day DL (6/28)
06/17/14 P Bronson Arroyo Elbow 15-day DL (6/16), out for season
06/10/14 3B Eric Chavez Knee 60-day DL (6/9), has retired
06/01/14 CF A.J. Pollock Hand 15-day DL (6/1)
04/18/14 P David Hernandez Elbow 60-day DL (3/27), out for season
03/31/14 P Daniel Hudson Elbow 60-day DL (3/29)
03/27/14 P Matt Reynolds Elbow 60-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Patrick Corbin Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
08/17/14 RF Jayson Werth Shoulder questionable
08/11/14 RF Steven Souza Shoulder 15-day DL (8/10)
08/07/14 P Taylor Jordan Elbow 60-day DL (8/5)
08/05/14 LF Nate McLouth Shoulder 15-day DL (8/2)
07/25/14 P Matt Purke Elbow 60-day DL (7/25)
07/23/14 LF Ryan Zimmerman Hamstring 15-day DL (7/22)
03/29/14 P Ross Ohlendorf Back 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Erik Davis Elbow 60-day DL (2/13)
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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