Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/4/2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014, 3:05 PM on CSPh, MASN
Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
Philadelphia Phillies - Kendrick, K (1-5) vs. Washington Nationals - Fister, D (3-1)
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Thursday afternoon, Kyle Kendrick gets the call for the Philadelphia Phillies as they face Doug Fister and the Washington Nationals. Kendrick makes his 12th start as Fister makes his 6th.
Kyle Kendrick pitched to a no-decision in his last outing and that left his record at 1 – 5 with a 4.21 ERA. In his last start, Kendrick gave up 4 runs on 8 hits (including a home run) in 6 innings of work. He walked 2 and struck out 5. Kendrick seems on track for another losing season like last year when he went 10 – 13 with a 4.70 ERA in 30 starts.
In 2013, Kendrick was 1 - 3 with a 5.40 ERA in 5 starts against the Nationals. Kendrick might want to pitch around Washington’s Wilson Ramos. Ramos is 6 for 11 with 2 homers and 3 RBIs against the right-hander.
Doug Fister picked up his 3rd straight win in his last start and that improved his record to 3 – 1 with a 3.34 ERA. The last time out, Fister allowed 2 runs on 4 hits in 6 innings of work. He walked 1 and struck out 6. Fister is on a roll but it still might be hard to match last season’s record of 14 – 9 with an ERA of 3.67 in 32 starts and a relief appearance for the Detroit Tigers.
In 2013, Fister won his only start against the Phillies after allowing a run on3 hits in 8 innings. Fister has only seen most of the Phillies a few times but Ben Revere has 15 at-bats against Fister. Revere is batting .400 against the right-hander.
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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