Washington Nationals at Arizona Diamondbacks Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/11/2014
Monday, May 12, 9:40 PM on MAS2, FSAZ
Chase Field, Phoenix, Arizona
Washington Nationals - Zimmerman, J (2-1) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks - Collmenter, J (1-2)
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Monday night, the Washington Nationals and Jordan Zimmerman will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks and Josh Collmenter. Zimmerman will be making his 8th start of the season as Collmenter makes his 6th start and 10th appearance.
Jordan Zimmerman went just 4 innings in his last start due to a rain delay but his numbers were still good. He allowed just 5 hits without a run or a walk as he struck out 3. The no decision left his record at 2 – 1 with a 2.92 ERA. Last season, Zimmerman was 19 – 9 with a 3.25 ERA in 32 starts.
In 2013, Zimmerman won his only start against the Diamondbacks with a 7 inning, 2 run and 3 hit performance. Overall, Zimmerman has solid numbers against Arizona and should have no problem with their lineup.
Josh Collmenter pitched to his 2nd straight no decision in his last start and that left his record at 1 – 2 as his ERA dropped slightly to 3.44. In his last outing, Collmenter surrendered 5 runs on 8 hits in 5.2 innings with a walk and 3 strikeouts. He threw 99 pitches in just 5.2 innings and that contributed to his short night. Last season, Collmenter was 5 – 5 with a 3.13 ERA in 49 relief appearances.
In 2013, Collmenter was 1 – 0 in 2 relief appearances against the Nationals. He didn’t allow any runs and only gave up 2 hits and a walk in 2 innings of work. In his career, the Nationals are only batting .188 against Collmenter.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 18-14-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.4
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
Arizona Diamondbacks are 22-12-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Arizona Diamondbacks is -1.7
Injuries to Watch
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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