Washington Nationals at Houston Astros Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 4/28/2014
Tuesday, April 29, 8:10 PM on MAS2, CSNH
Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
Washington Nationals - Gonzalez, G (3-1) vs. Houston Astros - Cosart, J (1-2)
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Tuesday night, the Washington Nationals and Gio Gonzalez will take on the Houston Astros and Jarred Cosart. Both pitchers will be making their 6th starts of the season.
Gio Gonzalez only went 5 innings in his last start after his night was cut short due to tightness in his shoulder. But by all indications, he should be able to make the start in this one. Before he left his last start, he allowed 2 runs on 4 hits with 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. Gonzalez didn’t get the decision and that left him at 3 – 1 with an ERA of 3.00. Last season, Gonzalez was 11 – 8 with an ERA of 3.36 in 32 starts.
In 2013, Gonzalez didn’t face the Astros and he only has experience against five players on the Houston roster. Dexter Fowler has the most success against Gonzalez with a double, a homer and an RBI in 6 at-bats.
Jarred Cosart comes into this one with a record of 1 - 2 and an ERA of 6.12. Cosart pitched to a no decision in his last start after going 6.2 innings and allowing 2 runs on 4 hits (including a home run) with 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. During his rookie campaign last season, Cosart went 1 -1 with an ERA of 1.95 in 10 starts.
In 2013, Cosart didn’t get a start against the Nationals and he has yet to face anyone on the Washington roster. With some help from the scouting report, Cosart should be able to handle the Nationals’ lineup.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 15-9-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.4
Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston Astros are 12-13-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Houston Astros is -1.8
Injuries to Watch
04/28/14 2B Danny Espinosa Knee questionable
04/27/14 LF Bryce Harper Thumb 15-day DL (4/26)
04/13/14 3B Ryan Zimmerman Thumb 15-day DL (4/13)
04/13/14 LF Jeff Kobernus Hand 60-day DL (4/12)
04/06/14 LF Scott Hairston Oblique 15-day DL (4/6)
04/02/14 C Wilson Ramos Hand 15-day DL (4/1)
03/30/14 P Doug Fister Back 15-day DL (3/23)
03/29/14 P Ross Ohlendorf Back 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Erik Davis Elbow 60-day DL (2/13)
04/26/14 P Matt Albers Shoulder 15-day DL (4/22)
04/21/14 P Scott Feldman Bicep 15-day DL (4/21)
03/31/14 P Alex White Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Asher Wojcie Side 15-day DL (3/21)
03/31/14 P Jesse Crain Bicep 15-day DL (3/21)
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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