Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins 9/20/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/19/2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Marlins Park in Miami
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Right-hander Zimmermann (12-5) will be going for his third consecutive win for the Washington Nationals when they face Jarred Cosart (4-2) and the Miami Marlins on Saturday.
Last weekend, Jordan Zimmermann has a good outing against the New York Mets on the road and picked up the win. He pitched 6.2 scoreless innings in that start and gave up just six hits while walking one batter and striking out five. He now has a very solid 2.83 ERA on the season and he has only given up 13 home runs in 184.2 innings.
Marlins first baseman Garrett Jones has four hits in his 12 at-bats against Zimmermann with a triple, a home run and four RBI. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is just 2-for-10 against him with two walks and five strikeouts.
Jarred Cosart had a pretty good start against the New York Mets on the road on Monday and finished with a no decision. He went six innings in that game and gave up two runs on five hits while walking two and striking out five. Cosart has given up 160 hits in 169 innings this year and he now has a 3.67 ERA.
Nationals veteran outfielder Jayson Werth is 1-for-3 against Cosart in his career with a solo home run. Third baseman Anthony Rendon has one hit in three at-bats against Cosart with no walks and two strikeouts.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 75-64-13 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.8
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 81-60-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami Marlins is -0.2
Injuries to Watch
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)
09/12/14 RF Giancarlo Stanton Facial out for season
07/18/14 P Kevin Gregg Elbow 60-day DL (7/14)
06/22/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (6/20), out for season
05/13/14 P Jose Fernandez Elbow 15-day DL (5/10), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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