Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals 7/31/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/30/2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014, 7:05 PM on CSPh, MAS2
Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
Philadelphia Phillies - Lee, C (4-5) vs. Washington Nationals - Gonzalez, G (6-6)
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On Thursday night, Cliff Lee (4-5) will try to even up his record when he and the Philadelphia Phillies face Gio Gonzalez (6-6) and the Washington Nationals.
Cliff Lee could only make it through five innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks and ended up with a no decision. He allowed three runs on nine hits in that start and walked two batters while striking out four. Only the year, Lee now has a 3.78 ERA and he has given up 99 hits in his 78.2 innings on the mound.
Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth has 11 hits in his 30 at-bats against Lee with a double, a triple, two home runs and four RBI. First baseman Adam LaRoche is just 6-for-25 against him with no walks and six strikeouts.
Left-hander Gio Gonzalez gave up just one run in seven innings against the Cincinnati Reds last Saturday, but he ended up taking the loss after his offense was shut out in the game. Gonzalez allowed just four hits in that outing and struck out eight batters while walking two. He has a 3.56 ERA this season and he has only given up 76 hits in 93.2 innings of work.
Phillies outfielder Ben Revere is 5-for-13 against Gonzalez in his career with a triple and an RBI, while veteran Marlon Byrd only has three hits in his 13 at-bats versus the left-hander with two walks and five strikeouts.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 55-44-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.6
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 50-44-9 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Washington Nationals is 0.7
Injuries to Watch
07/22/14 RF John Mayberry Wrist 15-day DL (7/21)
06/25/14 C Wil Nieves Quad 15-day DL (6/19)
06/20/14 3B Reid Brignac Ankle 15-day DL (6/20)
06/07/14 P Mike Adams Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (6/7)
05/13/14 2B Freddy Galvis Collarbone out 6-8 weeks
07/29/14 RF Jayson Werth Ankle questionable
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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