Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/21/2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014, 11:35 AM on FSSO, MAS2
Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
Atlanta Braves - Santana, E (5-4) vs. Washington Nationals - Roark, T (6-4)
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On Sunday afternoon, Atlanta Braves right-hander Ervin Santana will try to end his two-game losing streak when he goes up against Tanner Roark and the Washington Nationals.
On Tuesday, Ervin Santana lost his fourth game of the season when he was beaten by the Philadelphia Phillies in Atlanta. He went six innings in that start and allowed three earned runs on eight hits while walking three and striking out five. Santana is now 5-4 on the year and he has struck out 72 batters in 83 innings pitched.
Nats outfielder Denard Span is 8-for-24 against Santana with a double, a home run and five RBI in his career. Jayson Werth is just 2-for-10 against him, but he has hit a home run off of him.
Tanner Roark won his third consecutive start on Tuesday when he was able to beat the Houston Astros at home. Roark could only make it through five innings in that outing, but he allowed just one run on seven hits while striking out four and walking two. On the year, Roark has been impressive and has a solid 2.85 ERA to show for it.
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman has just one hit in six at-bats against Roark in his career with two strikeouts. Ramiro Pena is the only player on the Braves who has been able to hit a home run off of Roark.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 29-40-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Atlanta Braves is -0.1
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 34-30-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Washington Nationals is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
06/20/14 LF Justin Upton Dizziness questionable
06/20/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 15-day DL (6/19)
06/20/14 P Pedro Beato Elbow 15-day DL (6/19)
06/17/14 P David Carpenter Bicep 15-day DL (6/17)
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)
06/11/14 C Wilson Ramos Hamstring 15-day DL (6/10)
05/16/14 CF Eury Perez Toe 60-day DL (5/15)
04/27/14 LF Bryce Harper Thumb 15-day DL (4/26)
04/13/14 LF Jeff Kobernus Hand 60-day DL (4/12)
03/29/14 P Ross Ohlendorf Back 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Erik Davis Elbow 60-day DL (2/13)
Guy's Pick: Take Atlanta
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