San Diego Padres at Washington Nationals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 4/26/2014
Sunday, April 27, 1:35 PM on FSSD, MAS2
Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
San Diego Padres - Kennedy, I (1-3) vs. Washington Nationals - Jordan, T (0-3)
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Ian Kennedy will be hoping to pick up his second win of the season when the San Diego Padres go up against the Washington Nationals, who will have right-hander Taylor Jordan on the mound.
Ian Kennedy didn't get much from his offense last Tuesday when he faced the Milwaukee Brewers, but he did pitch well in the game. He was able to go six innings in that outing and gave up just one run on four hits while striking out five and walking three. The no decision didn't help his 1-3 record, but he was able to lower his ERA to 3.60.
Kennedy has had a tough time getting Nats' right fielder Jayson Werth out, giving up four hits to him, including one home run and a double, in 11 at-bats. Shortstop Ian Desmond has done pretty well against Kennedy, too, by going 5-for-13 with a double.
Taylor Jordan had his third straight rough start last Tuesday when he took the loss against the Los Angeles Angels. He made it through five innings in that game and gave up six runs (four earned) on eight hits while striking out five and walking none. He now has a 6.23 ERA, so he will need to string together a couple of nice starts to stay in Washington's rotation.
The Padres will be facing Jordan for the first time on Sunday afternoon.
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 4-17-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Diego Padres is -0.4
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 14-7-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Washington Nationals is -0.1
Injuries to Watch
San Diego Padres
04/25/14 3B Chase Headley Calf out indefinitely
04/25/14 LF Seth Smith Groin out indefinitely
03/30/14 LF Carlos Quentin Knee 15-day DL (3/25)
03/28/14 CF Cameron Maybin Bicep 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Casey Kelly Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Cory Luebke Elbow 60-day DL (3/7)
03/28/14 P Joe Wieland Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Josh Johnson Elbow 15-day DL (3/21); out for season
04/13/14 3B Ryan Zimmerman Thumb 15-day DL (4/13)
04/13/14 LF Jeff Kobernus Hand 60-day DL (4/12)
04/06/14 LF Scott Hairston Oblique 15-day DL (4/6)
04/02/14 C Wilson Ramos Hand 15-day DL (4/1)
03/30/14 P Doug Fister Back 15-day DL (3/23)
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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