Houston Astros at Washington Nationals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/17/2014
Wednesday, June 18, 6:05 PM on CSNH, MASN
Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbi
Houston Astros - Feldman, S (3-4) vs. Washington Nationals - Gonzalez, G (3-4)
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Left-hander Gio Gonzalez will make his first start since mid-May on Wednesday when the Washington Nationals take on Scott Feldman and the Houston Astros.
Gio Gonzalez last made a start for the Nationals back on May 17 before going on the disabled list with a shoulder issue. In that game, he lost for the third start in a row after only going three innings and giving up five earned runs to the New York Mets. On the season so far, Gonzalez is 3-4 with a 4.62 ERA and he has struck out 53 batters in 50.2 innings.
Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler has four hits in nine at-bats against Gonzalez with a double, a home run and two RBI. Marwin Gonzalez is 0-for-4 against him with a strikeout.
Veteran Scott Feldman ended up with a no decision in his start against the Arizona Diamondbacks last week at home. He went 6.1 innings in that game and allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits while striking out six and walking no one. Feldman is 3-4 so far this season with a 3.98 ERA and he has only given up six home runs in 61 innings pitched.
Center fielder Denard Span has faced Feldman more than any of the other Nats and he is 5-for-17 against him with a double and no strikeouts. Nate McLouth is the only player on Washington who has been able to hit a home run off of the right-hander.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 32-36-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Houston Astros is -0.5
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 32-29-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Washington Nationals is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
06/16/14 P Josh Fields Forearm 15-day DL (6/15)
05/14/14 P Anthony Bass Oblique 15-day DL (5/11)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 15-day DL (4/22)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Asher Wojciechowski Side 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 60-day DL (3/21)
06/11/14 C Wilson Ramos Hamstring 15-day DL (6/10)
05/18/14 P Gio Gonzalez Shoulder 15-day DL (5/17)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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