New York Mets at Washington Nationals 8/6/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/5/2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 7:05 PM on SNY, MAS2
Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
New York Mets - Niese, J (5-7) vs. Washington Nationals - Fister, D (10-3)
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New York Mets Jonathon Niese (5-7) will attempt to snap his three-game losing streak on Wednesday night when he goes up against Doug Fister (10-3) and the Washington Nationals.
Jonathon Niese pitched eight innings against the San Francisco Giants in his last start, but he gave up five runs (three earned) and took the loss. He allowed nine hits in that outing and struck out four batters while walking zero. He has only given up nine home runs in 122.1 innings of work this season and currently owns a 3.24 ERA.
Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche has just four hits in 15 at-bats against Niese in his career, but two of those hits were home runs. Shortstop Ian Desmond is just 3-for-18 against Niese with a walk and five strikeouts.
After going undefeated in July, Doug Fister lost his first game of August last weekend when he was beaten by the Philadelphia Phillies at home. He pitched seven innings in that game and allowed just two runs on six hits while walking two and striking out five. He now has a 2.68 ERA on the season and he has only walked 13 batters in 97.1 innings.
Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson is the only player on his team who has hit a home run off of Fister, but he is just 1-for-6 overall against him. Veteran Bobby Abreu is 3-for-16 against Fister in his career with four walks and three strikeouts.
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 Washington
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