Cincinnati Reds at Washington Nationals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 5/18/2014
Monday, May 19, 7:05 PM on FSOH, MASN
Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
Cincinnati Reds - Leake, M (2-3) vs. Washington Nationals - Strasburg, S (3-3)
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Right-hander Mike Leake will be on the mound for the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night when they face Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals.
Mike Leake pitched brilliantly in his last start, but he ended up with a no decision after getting no run support against the San Diego Padres. He pitched eight innings in that game and gave up just one run on two hits while striking out five and walking one. He has given up just 47 hits through 58.1 innings on the season and now has a 3.09 ERA.
Veteran outfielder Jayson Werth has seven hits in 20 at-bats against Leake with a double and four RBI. Two of catcher Wilson Ramos' four hits against Leake were home runs.
25-year-old Stephen Strasburg didn't walk anyone in his start against the Arizona Diamondbacks last week, but he still ended up with a loss after the Nats ended up losing 3-1. He made it through seven innings in that start and gave up three earned runs on eight hits while striking out six. He now has a 3-3 record on the season with a 3.48 ERA.
Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips is 3-for-7 in his career against Strasburg with a triple and an RBI. All-Star Joey Votto has had a tough time figuring out the right-hander, getting just one hit in six at-bats with three strikeouts.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 15-22-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.2
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 21-16-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Washington Nationals is 0
Injuries to Watch
05/16/14 1B Joey Votto Knee questionable
05/05/14 RF Jay Bruce Knee 15-day DL (5/5)
04/27/14 C Devin Mesoraco Hamstring 15-day DL (4/26)
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)
05/16/14 CF Eury Perez Undisclosed 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 Washington
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