Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins 7/30/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/29/2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:40 PM on MASN
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
Washington Nationals - Roark, T (10-6) vs. Miami Marlins - Hand, B (2-2)
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Wednesday afternoon, the Washington Nationals and Tanner Roark (10 - 6, 2.82 ERA) will face the Miami Marlins and Brad Hand (2-2-1, 4.19 ERA). Roark makes his 21st start as Hand makes his 8th start and 22nd appearance.
Tanner Roark picked up his 3rd straight victory in his last outing after holding his opponents to a run on 3 hits in 7 innings of work. Roark walked a batter and struck out 6. Roark has won 3 of his last 5 starts and 7 of his last 10 outings. And he has allowed just a run in each of those 3 straight victories. During his rookie season in 2013, Roark started 5 games and appeared in another 9 games en route to a 7 - 1 record with a 1.51 ERA.
Last season, Roark was 1 - 0 with a 0.00 ERA in a start and 2 relief appearances against the Marlins. This season, Roark is 0 - 1 in 2 starts against Miami.
Brad Hand took his record to .500 after getting the win in his last start. In the victory, Hand threw 7.1 scoreless innings and allowed just 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 4. Hand has looked impressive in back-to-back victories. He has kept his pitch count under control and is not facing too many batters, and those are great signs for a pitcher. In 2013, Hand was 1 - 1 with a 3.05 ERA in 2 starts and 5 relief appearances.
Last season, Hand pitched 3 innings in relief against the Nationals in 2 appearances. This season, he is 0 - 1 in 2 appearances against Washington.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 49-44-9 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.7
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 58-39-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami Marlins is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
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)
07/18/14 P Kevin Gregg Elbow 15-day DL (7/14)
07/05/14 2B Derek Dietrich Wrist 15-day DL (7/2)
06/22/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (6/20)
05/28/14 P Carter Capps Elbow 60-day DL (5/26)
05/13/14 P Jose Fernandez Elbow 15-day DL (5/10), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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