Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/13/2014
Monday, April 14, 7:10 PM on MAS2, FSFL
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
Washington - Zimmermann, J (0-0) vs. Miami - Hand, B (0-0)
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Monday evening, Jordan Zimmerman will take the hill for the Washington Nationals as they face the Miami Marlins and Brad Hand. Zimmerman will make his 3rd start of the season as Hand makes his second start.
Jordan Zimmerman had a very short night his last time on the mound as he lasted just 1.2 innings. In that start against the Marlins, Zimmerman surrendered 5 runs on 7 hits with a strikeout and 2 walks. Last year Zimmerman had a solid season, going 19 – 9 in 32 starts with an ERA of 3.25.
In 2013 Zimmerman was perfect against the Marlins with a 3 – 0 record in 3 starts. He had 2 complete games and an ERA of 1.50. Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton will be a challenge for Zimmerman. Stanton is 4 of 19 with 3 homers and 6 RBIs when facing Zimmerman.
Brad Hand also had a short night in his last start. Hand gave up 3 runs on 4 hits in just 3.1 innings of work. Hand will be looking for a much better result in his 2nd start. The young lefthander spent most of his time in the bullpen last season with just 2 starts and 5 appearances with an ERA of 3.05.
Hand saw 2 relief appearances against the Nationals last year with just 3 innings of work and a 3.00 ERA. Washington’s Ryan Zimmerman will be a test for Hand as Zimmerman is 6 of 8 with 4 doubles in his career against him.
Washington Betting Trends
Washington is 6-4-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Washington is +2.1
Miami Betting Trends
Miami is 7-3-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami is +0.4
Injuries to Watch
04/12/14 RF Jayson Werth Groin questionable
04/06/14 LF Scott Hairston Oblique 15-day DL (4/6)
04/02/14 C Wilson Ramos Hand 15-day DL (4/1), expected to miss 4-8 weeks
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)
04/09/14 P Jacob Turner Shoulder 15-day DL (4/4)
03/28/14 3B Ed Lucas Hand 15-day DL (3/28)
03/28/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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