Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves 9/16/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 9/15/2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Turner Field in Atlanta
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Tuesday night, Tanner Roark (13 -10, 2.96 ERA) gets the call for the Washington Nationals as they take on Aaron Harang (11 – 10, 3.72 ERA) and the Atlanta Braves. It will be the 30th start for Roark and the 31st for Harang.
Tanner Roark had a decent start his last time out and his efforts earned him the win. Through 6.1 innings, Roark allowed 2 runs on 7 hits (including a home run) as he struck out a batter and walked one. The win ended a three game losing streak for the young righty. But despite that losing streak, he is still 4 -4 in his last 10 outings. During his rookie campaign in 2013, Roark went 7 – 1 with a 1.51 ERA in 5 starts and 9 relief appearances.
Last season, Roark went 1 – 0 with a 0.00 ERA in a start and 2 relief appearances against the Braves. This season, he is 1 - 0 in 3 starts against Atlanta.
Aaron Harang broke his 3 game losing streak with a victory in his last outing. In 7 innings of work, Harang allowed just a run on 6 hits while striking out 9 without issuing a single walk. Victories have been hard to come by for the veteran right-hander in recent weeks. He is just 2 - 4 in his last 10 starts. Last season, Harang was just 5 – 12 with a 5.40 ERA in 26 starts for the New York Mets and the Seattle Mariners.
Harang lost his only start against the Nationals in 2013. So far this season, Harang is 2 – 0 in 3 starts including his last outing.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 74-61-13 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.8
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves are 60-76-13 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Atlanta Braves is 0
Injuries to Watch
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 60-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)
09/14/14 C Evan Gattis Strep Throat "?" Monday vs. Washington Nationals
07/29/14 P Shae Simmons Shoulder 15-day DL (7/29)
06/20/14 P Gavin Floyd Elbow 60-day DL (6/20), out for season
06/20/14 P Pedro Beato Elbow 15-day DL (6/19)
03/29/14 P Brandon Beachy Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/29/14 P Cory Gearrin Elbow 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Kris Medlen Elbow 60-day DL (3/21), out for season
03/28/14 P Jonny Venters Elbow 60-day DL (3/21); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Atlanta
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