Washington Nationals at Arizona Diamondbacks Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/13/2014
Wednesday, May 14, 3:40 PM on MASN, FSAZ
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Washington Nationals - Fister, D (0-1) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - McCarthy, B (1-6)
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Wednesday afternoon, the Washington Nationals and Doug Fister will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks and Brandon McCarthy. Fister makes just his 2nd start of the season as McCarthy makes his 9th.
Doug Fister’s first start of the season was a rough outing where he was lit up for 7 runs on 9 hits (including 3 homers) in just 4.1 innings of work. He struck out 2 without issuing a walk. The start gave him a 0 – 1 record and an ERA of 10.38 to open the season. Last season, Fister was 14 – 9 with a 3.67 ERA in 32 starts for the Detroit Tigers.
In 2013, Fister didn’t face the Diamondbacks and in his career, he has only faced 5 Arizona batters. And those 5 batters are just hitting .122 against Fister in 49 at-bats.
Brandon McCarthy took his 6th loss of the season in his last start as his record fell to 1 – 6 with an ERA of 5.66. McCarthy’s ERA is definitely inflated thanks his last outing where he surrendered 7 runs on 9 hits in 3.1 innings. It was the shortest day of work that McCarthy has had this season. Unless he turns it around immediately, he won’t better last year’s results when he went 5 – 11 with a 4.53 ERA in 22 starts.
In 2013, McCarthy lost his only start against the Nationals after allowing 2 runs on 5 hits in 7 innings of work. Washington’s Denard Span is batting .333 against McCarthy with a double and a triple.
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
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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