Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies 7/22/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 7/21/2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 8:40 PM on MASN, ROOT
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
Washington Nationals - Zimmermann, J (6-5) vs. Colorado Rockies - Butler, E (0-1)
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In an Interleague matchup on Tuesday night, All-Star Jordan Zimmermann will try to pick up his seventh win of the season when he and the Washington Nationals face Colorado Rockies rookie Eddie Butler in his second Major League outing.
Right-hander Jordan Zimmermann had a rare off game his last time on the mound when he was beaten by the Philadelphia Phillies on the road. He pitched just 3.1 innings in that game and gave up four runs on six hits while walking no one and striking out five. Zimmermann us now 6-5 on the season with a 3.03 Era and he has only given up seven home runs in 113 innings.
Rockies outfielder Drew Stubbs is just 1-for-13 against Zimmermann in his career with a walk and five strikeouts. DJ LeMahieu has three hits in six at-bats against him with one RBI.
In his first game in the majors, Eddie Butler pitched 5.1 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers and ended up picking up his first big league loss. He allowed six earned runs on 10 hits in that game while striking out two batters and walking three. Butler threw 53 of his 87 pitches for strikes that day and he induced 13 ground balls.
Before being called up, Butler was 4-5 with a 3.35 ERA in the minors and he only gave up three home runs in 78 innings of work.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 48-40-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.7
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado Rockies are 49-40-9 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Colorado Rockies is -0.6
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)
07/21/14 RF Charlie Blackmon Ankle questionable
07/21/14 SS Troy Tulowitzki Thigh questionable
07/20/14 1B Justin Morneau Neck questionable
07/08/14 P Jhoulys Chacin Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (6/29), out for season
07/07/14 P Nick Masset Shoulder 15-day DL (7/6)
06/24/14 P Christian Bergman Thumb 60-day DL (6/20)
06/10/14 RF Michael Cuddyer Shoulder 15-day DL (6/6)
06/05/14 P Jordan Lyles Hand 60-day DL (6/4)
05/01/14 P Tyler Chatwood Elbow 60-day DL (4/30)
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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