Washington Nationals at Cincinnati Reds 7/27/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/26/2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 1:10 PM on MASN, FSOH
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Washington Nationals - Fister, D (9-2) vs. Cincinnati Reds - Latos, M (2-2)
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Sunday afternoon, the Washington Nationals will put the ball in the hands of Doug Fister as they square off against the Cincinnati Reds and Mat Latos. Fister makes his 14th start as Latos makes his 8th.
Doug Fister notched another victory in his last start and that improved his record to 9 -2 with a 2.92 ERA. In the win, Fister gave up just 2 runs and 9 hits in 5.2 innings of work. He walked 2 and struck out 4. Fister suffered a minor ankle injury but it won't prevent him from making this start. In his last 10 starts, Fister is a spectacular 8 - 1. Last season, he finished the year with a 14 - 9 record with a 3.67 ERA in 32 starts and a relief appearance for the Detroit Tigers.
In 2013, Fister didn't face the Reds but he has a start against them this season. In that outing, Fister got his 1st win of the year after limiting the Reds to 2 runs and 6 hits in 7 innings.
Mat Latos saw his record fall to 2 - 2 with a 3.15 ERA after taking the loss in his last start. In that outing, Latos allowed 5 runs and 8 hits in 7 innings. He didn't issue any walks as he struck out 3. Latos has given up at least 2 runs in each of his last 3 starts. In 2013, he ended the season with a 14 - 7 record with a 3.16 ERA in 32 starts.
Last season, Latos didn't pitch against the Nationals but he has faced many of their hitters before. Adam LaRoche is batting .308 against Latos with a home run and 3 RBIs.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 49-41-9 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.7
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 45-53-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.1
Injuries to Watch
07/23/14 LF Ryan Zimmerman Hamstring 15-day DL (7/22)
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)
07/23/14 SS Zack Cozart Hand questionable
07/10/14 2B Brandon Phillips Thumb 15-day DL (7/9)
07/08/14 1B Joey Votto Quad 15-day DL (7/1)
06/21/14 P Trevor Bell Elbow 60-day DL (4/08)
06/14/14 P Sean Marshall Shoulder 60-day DL (6/13)
03/28/14 3B Jack Hannahan Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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