San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals 8/24/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/23/2014
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Nationals Park in Washington DC
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On Sunday afternoon, Stephen Strasburg (10-10) will be going for his third win in a row when he and the Washington Nationals face Ryan Vogelsong (7-9) and the San Francisco Giants.
Stephen Strasburg pitched eight strong innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday and was able to pick up the win. He gave up just one run on three base hits in that outing while walking one and striking out four. Strasburg now has a 3.41 ERA on the year and he has 198 strikeouts in 171.1 innings of work.
Giants outfielder Hunter Pence has hit a home run off of Strasburg in his career, but he is just 2-for-10 overall against him. Catcher Buster Posey is 3-for-10 against the right-hander in his career with a double and five strikeouts.
Ryan Vogelsong had a short outing against the Chicago Cubs last Tuesday and ended up taking the loss. He went four innings in that start and allowed two runs on three hits while striking out four batters and walking two. Vogelsong has only given up 12 home runs in 144.2 innings of work this year and he now has a 3.73 ERA.
Nationals outfielder Denard Span has five hits in 10 at-bats against Vogelsong in his career with two doubles and a triple. Ian Desmond is 3-for-7 against him with a double, a triple and five RBI.
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 59-59-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.3
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 61-53-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Washington Nationals is 0.8
Injuries to Watch
San Francisco Giants
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)
08/11/14 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)
Guy's Pick: Take San Francisco
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