Cincinnati Reds at Washington Nationals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/20/2014
Wednesday, May 21, 4:05 PM on FSOH, MASN
Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
Cincinnati Reds - Simon, A (5-2) vs. Washington Nationals - Roark, T (3-1)
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Wednesday afternoon, the Cincinnati Reds will take the field behind Alfredo Simon as they square off against the Washington Nationals and Tanner Roark. Both pitchers will be making their 9th starts of the season.
Alfredo Simon comes into this one after a win in his last start that improved his record to 5 – 2 with an ERA of 2.45. In that outing, Simon pitched 7.2 innings of shutout ball and allowed just 5 hits and a walk while striking out 8. Last season, Simon worked exclusively out of the bullpen and compiled a record of 6 – 4 with a save and an ERA of 2.87 in 63 relief appearances.
In 2013, Simon made 2 appearances against the Nationals and allowed 2 runs on 4 hits in 4 innings of work. Simon might want to keep an eye on Washington’s Jayson Werth. Werth is 2 for 3 against the right-hander.
Tanner Roark improved his record to 3 – 1 and with a 3.65 ERA after getting a win in his last outing. In that start, Roark allowed 2 runs on 4 hits in 5 innings with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts. In 2013, Roark went 7 - 1 with an ERA of 1.51 in 5 starts and 9 relief appearances during his rookie campaign.
Last season, Roark didn’t face the Reds and he lacks any experience against the Cincinnati lineup. With some help from the scouting report and the rest of the pitching staff, he should be able to handle anything that he might see.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 17-23-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cincinnati Reds is -0.1
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 22-16-5 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Washington Nationals is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
05/18/14 1B Joey Votto Quad questionable
05/05/14 RF Jay Bruce Knee 15-day DL (5/5)
04/09/14 P Trevor Bell Elbow 15-day DL (4/08)
04/02/14 P Brett Marshall Finger 60-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 3B Jack Hannahan Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Mat Latos Knee 60-day DL (3/21)
05/18/14 P Gio Gonzalez Arm 15-day DL (5/17)
05/16/14 CF Eury Perez Toe 60-day DL (5/15)
05/11/14 1B Adam LaRoche Quad 15-day DL (5/10)
04/27/14 LF Bryce Harper Thumb 15-day DL (4/26)
04/13/14 3B Ryan Zimmerman Thumb 15-day DL (4/13)
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Cincinnati
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