New York Mets at Washington Nationals 9/25/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/24/2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Nationals Park in Washington D.C.
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Thursday night, the New York Mets will give the ball to Zack Wheeler (11 – 10, 3.49 ERA) as they face Doug Fister (15 – 6, 2.55 ERA) and the Washington Nationals. Wheeler makes his 32nd start as Fister makes his 25th.
Zack Wheeler was dominating on the mound in his last start and he took home the win. Wheeler threw 6 innings of scoreless ball and allowed just 5 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7 batters. With the exception of a few outings in recent weeks, Wheeler has given the Mets some good innings of work. In his last 10 starts, he is 6 – 2. During his rookie campaign in 2013, Wheeler made 17 starts en route to a 7 - 5 record and a 3.42 ERA.
Last season, Wheeler was 1 -2 with a 3.93 ERA in 3 starts against Washington. This season, he is 1 -3 in 4 starts against the Nationals.
Doug Fister notched his 3rd straight victory in his trip to the mound. In the win, Fister surrendered 2 runs and 5 hits (including a home run) in 6.2 innings of work. He walked 2 batters and struck out 1. Despite a brief losing streak, Fister has turned in some decent starts in recent outings and is 5 -4 in his last 10 starts. Last season, Fister posted a 14 -9 record with a 3.67 ERA in 32 starts and a relief appearance for the Detroit Tigers.
Fister beat the Mets last season in his only start against New York behind a 6.1 inning, 1 run and 8 hit performance. This season, he is a perfect 3 – 0 in 3 starts against the Mets.
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 70-69-18 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for New York Mets is 0
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 75-68-13 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Washington Nationals is 0.8
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
09/24/14 2B Dilson Herrera Quad out for season
09/18/14 CF Juan Lagares Elbow out for season
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
09/24/14 CF Denard Span Knee is downgraded to doubtful Wednesday vs. New York Mets
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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