San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 8/22/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/21/2014
Friday, August 22, 2014
Nationals Park in Washington D.C.
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Friday night, Tim Hudson (8 – 9, 3.03 ERA) gets the call for the San Francisco Giants as they take on Doug Fister (12 -3, 2.20 ERA) and the Washington Nationals. It will be Hudson’s 25th start and Fister’s 19th.
Tim Hudson was lit up in his last outing but he managed to escape with a no-decision. In just 4 innings of work, Hudson was touched up for 5 runs and 8 hits. He walked 3 batters and struck out 3. Hudson hasn’t won a game in over a month’s time and in his last 10 starts, he has a record of 1 – 6. Last season, Hudson posted a record of 8 – 7 with a 3.97 ERA in 21 starts for the Atlanta Braves.
In 2013, Hudson was 2 – 0 with an ERA of 0.84 in 3 starts against the Nationals. Earlier this season, he beat Washington after holding them to a run on 6 hits in 7 innings.
Doug Fister had a solid outing his last time out but failed to get the decision. He surrendered 2 runs and 5 hits in 7 innings as he walked a batter and struck out 5. Fister has been a beast as of late and boasts an impressive 7 – 1 record in his last 10 starts. Last season, Fister went 14 – 9 with an ERA of 3.67 in 32 starts and a relief appearance for the Detroit Tigers.
Fister didn’t see the Giants in 2013 but he has seen them once earlier this season. In that start, Fister got the win behind 7 innings of shutout ball.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 58-59-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.2
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 61-52-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Washington Nationals is 0.8
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
08/19/14 2B Joe Panik Finger questionable
08/08/14 1B Brandon Belt Concussion 7-day DL (8/7)
08/05/14 P Matt Cain Elbow 15-day DL (7/11), out for season
07/26/14 SS Ehire Adrianza Hamstring 15-day DL (7/25)
07/26/14 C Hector Sanchez Concussion 15-day DL (8/10)
07/26/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 15-day DL (7/25)
08/20/14 3B Anthony Rendon Rest questionable
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 15-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)
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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