Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals 9/10/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/9/2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Nationals Park in Washington D.C.
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Wednesday afternoon, Aaron Harang (10 - 10, 3.87 ERA) gets the call for the Atlanta Braves as they face Stephen Strasburg (11 - 10, 3.43 ERA) and the Washington Nationals. Harang will make his 30th start and Strasburg will make his 31st.
Aaron Harang dropped his 3rd straight after getting lit up in his last start. Harang lasted just 3.2 innings after surrendering 6 runs on 10 hits. He walked a batter and struck out 3. It was one of Harang's worst efforts of the season and that takes into account that his last few outings haven't been that great either. He is just 1 -4 in his last 10 starts. In 2013, Harang went 5 -12 with an ERA of 5.40 in 26 starts for the Seattle Mariners and the New York Mets.
Harang lost his only start against the Nationals in 2013 after allowing 3 runs (on 3 solo homers) and 4 hits through 6 innings. Harang is 1 - 0 in 2 starts against Washington this season.
Stephen Strasburg was at his best the last time out but he failed to get the decision. Strasburg gave up a run on 4 hits through 6 innings as he struck out 5 without issuing any walks. Strasburg has been on a roll in recent weeks and is 3 -0 in his last 5 starts. But in his last 10 outings, his record drops to 4 - 4. In 2013, Strasburg finished the year with an 8 - 9 record and a 3.00 ERA in 30 starts.
Last season, Strasburg was 0 - 1 with a 2.86 ERA in 5 starts against the Braves. This season, Strasburg is 0 - 2 in 3 starts against Atlanta.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 57-73-13 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Atlanta Braves is 0
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 70-59-12 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Washington Nationals is 0.8
Injuries to Watch
07/29/14 P Shae Simmons Shoulder 15-day DL (7/29)
06/20/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 60-day DL (6/20), out for season
06/20/14 P Pedro Beato Elbow 15-day DL (6/19)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21); 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 60-day DL (8/2); out for season
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)
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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