Washington Nationals at Los Angeles Dodgers 9/3/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/2/2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles
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Wednesday afternoon, the Washington Nationals will give the ball to Jordan Zimmermann (10 - 5, 2.93 ERA) as they square off against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Carlos Frias (0 - 0, 5.65 ERA). Zimmermann will make his 28th start of the season as Frias makes his 1st start and 9th appearance.
Jordan Zimmermann notched the win in his last outing after yet another solid performance from the right-hander. In 6 innings of work, Zimmermann surrendered 2 runs and 7 hits while walking a batter and striking out 8. Zimmermann has been a pitching machine as of late and hasn't lost a game since the middle of July. He is 4 -1 in his last 10 starts. Last season, Zimmermann went 19 - 9 with a 3.25 ERA in 32 starts.
In 2013, Zimmermann was 1 - 1 with an 8.38 ERA in 2 starts against the Dodgers. Earlier this season, Zimmermann pitched to a no-decision against Los Angeles after throwing 4 scoreless innings.
Carlos Frias will get the call from Triple-A Albuquerque to make the start for the Dodgers. Frias was just sent back down in a roster move a few days ago after pitching an inning of relief and striking out 1 of the 3 batters he faced. He really has only had 2 bad relief appearances in the Majors this year. But down at Albuquerque, he was 8 - 4 with a 5.01 ERA in 15 starts and a relief appearance.
Frias has never faced the Nationals and will look to gain as much knowledge from the scouting report as possible so that he can come up with a plan for the Washington lineup.
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)
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles
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