Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers 9/2/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/1/2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles
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On Tuesday night, right-hander Doug Fister (12-5) will attempt to snap his current two-game losing streak when the Washington Nationals face off against Clayton Kershaw (16-3) and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Doug Fister had one of his worst outings as a member of the Nationals last week when he was beaten by the Philadelphia Phillies on the road. He pitched 5.2 innings in that game and allowed five runs (four earned) on 10 base hits while walking one batter and striking out three. Fister has only walked 16 batters in 130.1 innings this year and he now has a 2.55 ERA.
Dodgers catcher Drew Butera is 2-for-5 against Fister in his career with a double and a strikeout. First baseman Adrian Gonzalez is 3-for-8 against the right-hander with three strikeouts.
Left-hander Clayton Kershaw won his league-best 16th game of the year last Wednesday when he beat the Arizona Diamondbacks on the road. He gave up just one unearned run in eight innings that day while striking out 10 batters and walking two. He now has a very solid 1.73 ERA on the year and he has struck out 10.8 batters per nine innings.
Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth has nine hits in 24 at-bats against Kershaw with two solo home runs. Infielder Danny Espinosa is 1-for-10 against the lefty in his career with no walks and five strikeouts.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 67-56-12 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.8
Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles Dodgers are 64-67-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Los Angeles Dodgers is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
08/11/14 RF Steven Souza Shoulder 15-day DL (8/10)
08/07/14 P Taylor Jordan Elbow 60-day DL (8/5)
08/05/14 LF Nate McLouth Shoulder 60-day DL (8/2); out for season
07/25/14 P Matt Purke Elbow 60-day DL (7/25)
07/23/14 LF Ryan Zimmerman Hamstring 15-day DL (7/22)
03/29/14 P Ross Ohlendorf Back 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Erik Davis Elbow 60-day DL (2/13)
Los Angeles Dodgers
08/07/14 P Josh Beckett Hip 15-day DL (8/4)
08/06/14 P Chris Perez Ankle 15-day DL (8/4)
08/06/14 P Paco Rodriguez Shoulder 15-day DL (8/4)
08/03/14 P Paul Maholm Knee 60-day DL (8/2), out for season
06/18/14 P Chad Billingsley Elbow 60-day DL (3/19), out for season
06/15/14 3B Chone Figgins Quad 15-day DL (6/14)
06/07/14 P Chris Withrow Elbow 60-day DL (5/21)
03/27/14 P Onelki Garcia Elbow 60-day DL (3/14)
03/27/14 P Scott Elbert Elbow 60-day DL (2/8)
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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