Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies 7/23/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/22/2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 3:10 PM on MASN
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
Washington Nationals - Strasburg, S (7-7) vs. Colorado Rockies - De La Rosa, J (10-6)
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Wednesday afternoon, the Washington Nationals will send Stephen Strasburg to the hill as they face the Colorado Rockies and Jorge De La Rosa. Strasburg makes his 22nd start as De La Rosa makes his 21st.
Stephen Strasburg saw his record even out at 7 - 7 with an ERA of 3.55 after he took the loss in his last outing. In that start, Strasburg surrendered 4 runs and 7 hits (including 2 home runs) in 7 innings of work. He walked a batter and struck out 9. Strasburg is already on pace to blow past his results from 2013 when he posted a record of 8 -9 with a 3.00 ERA in 30 starts.
Last season, Strasburg won his only start against the Rockies after holding them to a run and 5 hits in 7 innings. This season, he beat Colorado again with basically the same numbers, holding them to a run (on a solo home run) and 5 hits in 7.2 innings.
Jorge De La Rosa didn't get the decision his last time out and that held his record at 10 -6 with a 4.39 ERA. De La Rosa held the opposition to a run on 4 hits in 6 innings as he walked 3 and struck out 2. The no-decision halted a 4 game win streak for the veteran lefty. He has a chance to match his win total from 2013 when he went 16 - 6 with a 3.49 ERA in 30 starts.
Last season, De La Rosa was 1 -1 with a 3.97 ERA in 2 starts against the Nationals. Washington has fared well against De La Rosa in the past as they collectively own a .298 average with 25 hits, 4 homers and 16 RBIs in 84 at-bats.
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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