Washington Nationals at Milwaukee Brewers Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/24/2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 12:10 PM on MASN
Miller Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Washington Nationals - Strasburg, S (6-5) vs. Milwaukee Brewers - Estrada, M (6-4)
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Wednesday afternoon, the Washington Nationals will take the field behind Stephen Strasburg as they square off against the Milwaukee Brewers and Marco Estrada. Strasburg will be making his 17th start as Estrada makes his 16th.
Stephen Strasburg pitched to a no-decision in his last outing and that held his record at 6 – 5 with a 3.24 ERA. In that start, Strasburg gave up 4 runs on 9 hits (including a home run) in 6 innings of work. He didn’t issue any walks while striking out 8. With a few strong outings, Strasburg should be able to improve on last season when he went 8 – 9 with an ERA of 3.00.
In 2013, Strasburg pitched to a no-decision in his only start against the Brewers despite throwing 7 shutout innings. Only 5 of the current Brewers have ever faced him and of the 5, only 2 have hits. Mark Reynolds is 1 for 4 and Aramis Ramirez is 1 for 2 against Strasburg.
Marco Estrada notched another one in the win column his last time out and that took his record to 6 – 4 with an ERA of 5.22. In 5.2 innings of work, Estrada gave up 7 runs and 10 hits (including a home run) as he walked a batter and struck out 7. Fortunately for him, his offense bailed him out after a less than spectacular outing. Last season, Estrada was 7 - 4 with a 3.87 ERA in 21 starts.
In 2013, Estrada didn’t face his former team but he has faced many of the hitters in the Washington lineup. He’ll have to watch out for Kevin Frandsen as Frandsen is 2 for 3 with a double and 3 RBIs against the righty.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 35-32-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.5
Milwaukee Brewers Betting Trends
Milwaukee Brewers are 41-33-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Milwaukee Brewers is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
06/11/14 C Wilson Ramos Hamstring 15-day DL (6/10)
05/16/14 CF Eury Perez Toe 60-day DL (5/15)
04/27/14 LF Bryce Harper Thumb 15-day DL (4/26)
04/13/14 LF Jeff Kobernus Hand 60-day DL (4/12)
03/29/14 P Ross Ohlendorf Back 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Erik Davis Elbow 60-day DL (2/13)
06/22/14 RF Ryan Braun Ankle questionable
06/09/14 P Tyler Thornburg Elbow 15-day DL (6/7)
05/02/14 P Jim Henderson Shoulder 15-day DL (5/2)
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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