New York Mets at Washington Nationals 9/23/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/22/2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Nationals Park in Washington D.C.
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Tuesday night, the New York Mets will take the field behind Bartolo Colon (14 - 12, 4.02 ERA) as they square off against the Washington Nationals and Tanner Roark (14 – 10, 2.85 ERA). Colon will be making his 30th start as Roark makes his 31st.
Bartolo Colon got the win in his last start behind a bend but don’t break performance. Colon allowed a run on 12 hits in 7.2 innings of work as he struck out 7 without issuing a single walk. Twelve hits are a lot for one game but Colon managed to limit the damage. He has alternated wins and losses for most of his starts in recent weeks and is 6 - 4 in his last 10 outings. In 2013, Colon made 30 starts for the Oakland A’s en route to an 18 – 6 record and a 2.65 ERA.
Colon didn’t face the Nationals last season but he has seen a lot of them this season. In 4 starts against Washington this season, Colon is 1 - 3.
Tanner Roark turned a strong performance in his last start into his 2nd straight win. Roark hurled 7 innings of scoreless ball and allowed just 5 hits without a single a walk as he struck out 4. After a recent tough stretch, Roark has rebounded and he has raised his record to 4 - 4 in his last 10 starts. Last season, Roark made 5 starts and 9 relief appearances as he posted a 7 – 1 record with a 1.51 ERA.
In 2013, Roark was 1 – 0 with a 2.89 ERA in a start and a relief appearance against the Mets. This season, he is a perfect 3 – 0 in 3 starts against the Mets.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 70-68-18 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is 0.1
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 75-67-13 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Washington Nationals is 0.8
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
09/18/14 CF Juan Lagares Elbow out indefinitely
09/10/14 3B David Wright Shoulder out for season
08/28/14 P Victor Black Neck 15-day DL (8/24)
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
08/07/14 P Taylor Jordan Elbow 60-day DL (8/5)
08/05/14 LF Nate McLouth Shoulder 60-day DL (8/2); out for season
07/25/14 P Matt Purke Elbow 60-day DL (7/25)
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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