Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals 9/6/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/5/2014
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Nationals Park in Washington D.C.
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Saturday afternoon, A.J. Burnett (7 - 15, 4.40 ERA) takes the mound for the Philadelphia Phillies as they face Tanner Roark (12 -9, 2.91 ERA) and the Washington Nationals. Burnett makes his 30th start as Roark makes his 28th.
A.J. Burnett took yet another loss in his last outing. In 6 innings of work, Burnett gave up 5 runs and 9 hits (including a home run). He walked a batter and struck out 8. Burnett has really struggled this season and he is just 2 - 7 in his last 10 starts. Last season in Pittsburgh, Burnett went 10 - 11 with a 3.30 ERA in 30 starts for the Pirates.
In 2013, Burnett was 1 - 0 with a 1.29 ERA in 2 starts against the Nationals. This season, Burnett is 3 -2 in 5 starts against Washington.
Tanner Roark took his 2nd straight loss in his last outing. In 6.1 innings of work, Roark was touched up for 4 runs and 11 hits. He struck out 4 without issuing a single walk. But despite the recent losses, Roark is still 5 -3 in his last 10 starts. In 2013, Roark posted a 7 -1 record with a 1.51 ERA in 5 starts and 9 relief appearances.
Last season, Roark got the win in a 2 inning relief appearance against the Phillies. This season, he is 1 - 2 in 3 starts against Philadelphia.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 72-56-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.4
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 69-57-12 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Washington Nationals is 0.8
Injuries to Watch
08/01/14 P Cliff Lee Elbow 15-day DL (7/31), out for season
06/20/14 3B Reid Brignac Ankle 15-day DL (6/20)
08/11/14 RF Steven Souza Shoulder 15-day DL (8/10)
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)
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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