Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/3/2014
Wednesday, May 4, 6:05 PM on CSPh, MASN
Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
Philadelphia Phillies - Burnett, A (3-4) vs. Washington Nationals - Strasburg, S (4-4)
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Wednesday night, A.J. Burnett and the Philadelphia Phillies will take on Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals. It will be the 13th trip to the hill for both pitchers.
A.J. Burnett escaped with a no-decision in his last start despite surrendering 5 runs on 5 hits along with 6 walks in 7 innings. Burnett struck out 11 as his record held at 3 – 4 with a 3.79 ERA. It hasn’t been the best season for Burnett and neither was last season. Burnett only posted a record of 10 – 11 with a 3.30 ERA in 30 starts with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
In 2013, Burnett was 1 – 0 with a 1.29 ERA in 2 starts against the Nationals. This season, Burnett picked up a win over the Nationals after giving up just a run on 3 hits in 6 innings He walked 2 and struck out 7.
Stephen Strasberg evened his record to 4 – 4 with a 3.15 ERA after getting the win his last time out. In that start, Strasberg gave up 2 runs on 6 hits with a walk and 9 strikeouts in 6 innings. Strasberg is having a decent season and he should fare better than 2013 when he was just 8 – 9 with a 3.00 ERA in 30 starts.
Last season, Strasberg was 2 – 0 with a 0.39 ERA in 3 starts against the Phillies. This season, Strasberg pitched to a no-decision against the Phillies after allowing 3 runs on 6 hits (including a homer) with a walk and 5 strikeouts in 6 innings of work.
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 29-20-6 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.7
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 27-21-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Washington Nationals is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
06/01/14 P Jeff Manship Quad 15-day DL (6/1)
05/25/14 3B Cody Asche Hamstring 15-day DL (5/23)
05/24/14 P Luis Garcia Forearm 15-day DL (5/22)
05/20/14 P Cliff Lee Elbow 15-day DL (5/20)
05/13/14 2B Freddy Galvis Collarbone out 6-8 weeks
03/28/14 P Miguel Gonzalez Shoulder 60-day DL (3/21)
05/18/14 P Gio Gonzalez Shoulder 15-day DL (5/17)
05/16/14 CF Eury Perez Toe 60-day DL (5/15)
04/27/14 LF Bryce Harper Thumb 15-day DL (4/26)
04/13/14 LF Jeff Kobernus Hand 60-day DL (4/12)
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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