Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals 9/9/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/8/2014
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Nationals Park in Washington D.C.
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Tuesday night, the Atlanta Braves will give the ball to Ervin Santana (14 – 7, 3.61 ERA) as they square off against the Washington Nationals and Jordan Zimmermann (10 – 5, 2.93 ERA). Santana makes his 28th start as Zimmermann makes his 29th.
Ervin Santana wasn’t his best the last time out but he was still good enough to get the win. In 6 innings of work, Santana gave up 4 runs on 7 hits (including a home run). He walked a batter and struck out 4. Santana has give the Braves some solid innings in recent weeks and is an impressive 7 -1 in his last 10 starts. In 2013, Santana went 9 – 10 with a 3.24 ERA in 32 starts for the Kansas City Royals.
Last season, Santana didn’t get the decision in his only outing against the Nationals. This season, he is 1 - 1 in 2 starts against Washington.
Jordan Zimmermann pitched well in his last outing but still didn’t get the decision. Zimmermann gave up 2 runs on 4 hits (including a home run) through 6.1 innings. He walked 2 batters and struck out 8. Zimmermann has been consistent in recent starts and despite missing out on some decisions, he is still 4 - 1 in his last 10 starts. In 2013, Zimmermann was 19 – 9 with a 3.25 ERA in 32 starts.
Last season, Zimmermann was 1 – 0 with a 1.50 ERA in 2 starts against Atlanta. This season, Zimmermann is 0 – 1 in 2 starts against the Braves.
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Atlanta
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