Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals 7/19/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/18/2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014, 7:05 PM on FSWI, MASN
Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
Milwaukee Brewers - Garza, M (6-6) vs. Washington Nationals - Gonzalez, G (6-5)
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Saturday afternoon, Matt Garza gets the call for the Milwaukee Brewers as they face Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals. It will be the 20 th start of the year for Garza and the 15th for Gonzalez.
Matt Garza saw his record even out at 6 -6 with a 3.69 ERA after taking the loss in his last start. In that outing, Garza surrendered just 2 runs on 3 hits in 7.2 innings of work. He walked 2 batters and struck out 3. Garza has been up and down this season but he still should be able to match his win total from 2013 when he went 10 - 6 with a 3.82 ERA in 24 starts for the Chicago Cubs and the Texas Rangers.
Last season, Garza didn't face the Nationals but he has a start against Washington this season. In that start, Garza took the loss after allowing 3 runs on 5 hits (including a home run) in 7 innings.
Gio Gonzalez lost his last start and that dropped his record to 6 - 5 with a 3.56 ERA. In the loss, Gonzalez allowed 4 runs on 6 hits (including a home run) through 6.2 innings. He walked 3 and struck out 7. Prior to the loss, Gonzalez had won 3 straight without allowing a single run in those three starts. He has a chance to match his win total from 2013 when he went 11 - 8 with a 3.36 ERA in 32 starts.
Last season, Gonzalez didn't face the Brewers but he has faced them once this season. In that outing, Gonzalez got the win behind 6 scoreless innings of work.
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
07/17/14 SS Jean Segura Personal questionable
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)
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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