Washington Nationals at Arizona Diamondbacks Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/12/2014
Tuesday, May 13, 9:40 PM on MAS2, FSAZ
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Washington Nationals - Strasburg, S (3-2) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Arroyo, B (3-2)
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Stephen Strasburg will be hoping to win his fourth game of the season when he and the Washington Nationals go up against Bronson Arroyo and the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Stephen Strasburg had one of his better starts last Wednesday when he was able to pick up his third win of the season by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers at home. He pitched a season-high 7.1 innings in that outing and gave up just two earned runs on seven hits while striking out six and walking two. Strasburg has given up more hits than he has in the past, but he's also striking out 12.2 batters per nine innings, which matches his career-high.
Strasburg has done well against Martin Prado over the years, holding him to just four hits in 18 at-bats while striking him out three times. Aaron Hill has fared even worse against the right-hander, getting just one hit in nine at-bats with four strikeouts.
Bronson Arroyo was able to get his record over the .500 mark for the first time this season when he got his third win by beating the Milwaukee Brewers. He pitched 7.1 innings in that game and allowed zero earned runs on five hits and struck out four while walking two.
Adam LaRoche has really struggled over the years against Arroyo by hitting just .156 against him with six strikeouts. Danny Espinosa, on the other hand, has done very well against Arroyo by getting six hits, including one home run, in 11 at-bats.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 19-14-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.1
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 23-13-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -1.7
Injuries to Watch
05/11/14 1B Adam LaRoche Quad 15-day DL (5/10)
04/27/14 LF Bryce Harper Thumb 15-day DL (4/26)
04/13/14 3B Ryan Zimmerman Thumb 15-day DL (4/13)
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)
05/06/14 P J.J. Putz Elbow 15-day DL (5/4)
04/23/14 LF Mark Trumbo Foot 15-day DL (4/22)
04/18/14 P David Hernandez Elbow 60-day DL (3/27), out for season
03/31/14 P Daniel Hudson Elbow 15-day DL (3/29)
03/27/14 P Matt Reynolds Elbow 15-day DL (3/19)
03/27/14 P Patrick Corbin Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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