Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals 7/18/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/17/2014
Friday, July 18, 7:05 PM on FSWI, MASN
Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
Milwaukee Brewers - Lohse, K (9-4) vs. Washington Nationals - Strasburg, S (7-6)
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Friday night, the Milwaukee Brewers will send Kyle Lohse to the mound to take on the Washington Nationals and Stephen Strasburg. Lohse makes his 20 th start as Strasburg makes his 21st.
Kyle Lohse lost his last two starts and that gives him a 9 - 4 record with a 3.26 ERA coming into this outing. The last time out, he surrendered 4 runs and 7 hits (including 2 homers) in 8 innings of work. He didn't issue any walks while striking out 8. But overall, Lohse is having a decent season compared to his final numbers from 2013 when he went 11 - 10 with a 3.25 ERA in 32 starts.
In 2013, Lohse was 1 - 0 with a 2.08 ERA in 2 starts against the Nationals. This time around, Lohse will have to pay attention to Jayson Werth. Werth is batting .333 with 3 homers and 6 RBIs against the veteran right-hander.
Stephen Strasburg pitched to 2 straight no-decisions in his last 2 outings and will bring a record of 7 - 6 with an ERA of 3.46 into this start. In his last start, Strasburg pitched 5.2 innings and surrendered 2 runs on 7 hits with 2 walks and 9 strikeouts. Strasburg will have no trouble posting better numbers this season than he did in 2013 when he went 8 - 9 with a 3.00 ERA in 30 starts.
In 2013, Strasburg pitched to a no-decision in his only start against the Brewers. He didn't get the decision despite throwing 7 innings of shutout ball and allowing just 3 hits and 4 walks while striking out 8. Strasburg lost his previous start against the Brewers this season after allowing 7 runs on 8 hits (including 2 homers) in 4.2 innings.
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 51-42-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0.2
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 46-39-8 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Washington Nationals is 0.7
Injuries to Watch
07/12/14 SS Jean Segura Personal out indefinitely
07/10/14 P Wei-Chung Wang Shoulder 15-day DL (7/9)
06/09/14 P Tyler Thornburg Elbow 15-day DL (6/7)
05/02/14 P Jim Henderson Shoulder 15-day DL (5/2)
07/12/14 P Jordan Zimmermann Bicep questionable
05/16/14 CF Eury Perez Toe 60-day DL (5/15)
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 Milwaukee
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