Washington Nationals at Baltimore Orioles 7/10/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 7/9/2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014, 7:05 PM on MAS2, MASN
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland
Washington Nationals - Gonzalez, G (6-4) vs. Baltimore Orioles - Jimenez, U (3-8)
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On Thursday night, Gio Gonzalez will try to win his fourth consecutive game when he and the Washington Nationals take on right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez and the Baltimore Orioles.
Last Saturday, left-hander Gio Gonzalez pitched eight scoreless innings against the Chicago Cubs in Washington and picked up his sixth win of the year. He gave up just four hits in those eight innings and struck out seven batters while walking just one. Gonzalez is now 6-4 for the Nationals this season and he has struck out 78 batters in 76.2 innings while only giving up five home runs.
Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis has fie hits in his 16 at-bats against Gonzalez with a double and three RBI. None of the current O's have been able to hit a home run off of the lefty yet.
Ubaldo Jimenez could only make it through 3.2 innings against the Boston Red Sox on the road in his last start, but he ended up with a no decision rather than a loss. He gave up four earned runs on five hits in that outing while striking out four and walking six. Jimenez currently has a 3-8 record in his first season with the Orioles and has walked 60 batters in 99.2 innings.
Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche has seven hits in his 20 at-bats against Jimenez with three doubles, a home run and four RBI.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 43-37-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.6
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore Orioles are 42-45-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Baltimore Orioles is 0.3
Injuries to Watch
05/16/14 CF Eury Perez Toe 60-day DL (5/15)
03/29/14 P Ross Ohlendorf Back 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Erik Davis Elbow 60-day DL (2/13)
06/27/14 P Bud Norris Groin 15-day DL (6/22)
06/17/14 C Matt Wieters Elbow 15-day DL (5/11), out for season
06/03/14 P Johan Santana Shoulder 60-day DL (6/2), out for season
04/03/14 P Edgmer Escalo Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/31/14 LF Francisco Peguero Wrist 15-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Baltimore
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