New York Mets at Washington Nationals 8/5/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/4/2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 7:05 PM on SNY, MAS2
Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
New York Mets - Wheeler, Z (6-8) vs. Washington Nationals - Gonzalez, G (6-7)
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Tuesday night, the New York Mets will put the ball in the hands of Zack Wheeler (6 - 8, 3.60 ERA) as they square off against the Washington Nationals and Gio Gonzalez (6 - 7, 3.88 ERA). It will be the 23rd start for Wheeler and the 18th for Gonzalez.
Zack Wheeler notched another one in the win column in his last start after holding the opposition to 2 runs and 7 hits (including a home run) in 6.2 innings of work. He walked 2 and struck out 4 but it took Wheeler 112 pitches to get the victory. Wheeler has thrown over 106 pitches in each of his last 6 starts but he is 3 - 0 in that span. Last season, in his rookie campaign, Wheeler was 7 - 5 with a 3.42 ERA in 17 starts.
In 2013, Wheeler was 1 - 2 with a 3.93 ERA in 3 starts against the Nationals. This season, he is 0 -2 in 2 starts against Washington.
Gio Gonzalez didn't last long in his previous outing even though he took the loss. Gonzalez was lit up for 5 runs and 8 hits in just 3.2 innings of work. He walked a batter and struck out 2 as he threw 77 pitches. Gonzalez is 3 - 5 in his last 10 starts and it seems to be feast or famine with him every time he takes the mound. Last season, Gonzalez was 11 - 8 with a 3.36 ERA in 32 starts.
In 2013, Gonzalez was 2 - 0 with a 2.25 ERA in 3 starts against the Mets. This season, he is 1 -1 in 2 outings against New York.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 47-52-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is 0.1
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 52-47-9 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Washington Nationals is 0.7
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
07/26/14 P Daisuke Matsuzaka Elbow 15-day DL (7/24)
04/01/14 P Bobby Parnell Elbow 15-day DL (4/1), out for season
03/28/14 P Matt Harvey Elbow 60-day DL (3/30), out for season
07/25/14 P Matt Purke Elbow 60-day DL (7/25)
07/23/14 LF Ryan Zimmerman Hamstring 15-day DL (7/22)
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 New York
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