New York Mets at Washington Nationals 8/7/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/6/2014
Thursday, August 7, 2014, 12:35 PM on SNY, MASN
Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
New York Mets - deGrom, J (6-5) vs. Washington Nationals - Zimmermann, J (7-5)
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Thursday afternoon, the New York Mets will send Jacob deGrom (6 - 5, 2.77 ERA) to the hill as they take on the Washington Nationals and Jordan Zimmerman (7 – 5, 3.00 ERA). deGrom makes his 16th start as Zimmermann makes his 23rd.
Jacob deGrom picked up his 5th straight victory in his last outing after holding the opposition to 2 runs and 4 hits in 7.1 innings. He struck out 7 batters while walking just 1. After a slow start to his rookie campaign, deGrom has caught on fire. He is 5 -1 in his last 6 starts and the loss was all the way back in early July. In his 5 game win streak, he has surrendered just 4 runs.
This will be deGrom’s first outing against the Nationals but if he continues his mastery on the mound, a win over Washington might be in his near future.
Jordan Zimmermann notched another victory after hurling 7 scoreless innings in his last start. He gave up just 5 hits, without a single walk while striking out 8. Zimmermann has issued just 1 walk in his last 4 outings but he is only 2 -1 in his last 6 starts. Last season, Zimmermann went 19 – 9 with a 3.25 ERA in 32 starts.
In 2013, Zimmermann was 1 - 3 with a 3.62 ERA in 5 starts against the Mets. This season, Zimmermann has a victory over New York after allowing 3 runs and 8 hits in 6 innings.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 48-52-12 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is 0
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 53-48-9 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
08/05/14 LF Nate McLouth Shoulder 15-day DL (8/3)
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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