Arizona Diamondbacks at Washington Nationals 8/21/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/20/2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Nationals Park in Washington D.C.
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Thursday afternoon, the Arizona Diamondbacks will give the ball to Wade Miley (7 – 9, 4.46 ERA) as they take on the Washington Nationals and Gio Gonzalez (6 – 9, 4.06 ERA). It will be the 27th start for Miley and the 21st for Gonzalez.
Wade Miley took the hard luck loss in his last outing. Miley surrendered just 2 runs and 4 hits in 7 innings while walking a batter and striking out 9. But without run support, Miley was struck with the loss. Miley has been up and down in his last 10 outings en route to a 4 - 3 record in those starts. In 2013, Miley went 10 – 10 with a 3.55 ERA in 33 starts.
Last season, Miley was 0 – 1 with a 1.93 ERA in 2 starts against the Nationals. Washington is batting .279 against Miley with 24 hits, 2 homers and 13 RBIs in 86 at-bats.
Gio Gonzalez didn’t get the decision in his last outing despite a fairly decent day of work. In 5 innings of work, Gonzalez allowed 3 runs and 7 hits as he walked 2 and struck out 7. The no-decision followed 4 losses in 4 starts for the lefty. He is an unimpressive 3 -5 in his last 10 starts. Last season, Gonzalez was 11 - 8 with a 3.36 ERA in 32 starts.
In 2013, Gonzalez won his only start against the Diamondbacks after holding them to 2 runs and 9 hits in 6.1 innings. Arizona is batting .295 against Gonzalez with 13 hits and 2 RBIs in 44 at-bats.
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 57-62-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -0.7
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 60-52-11 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
08/11/14 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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