Washington Nationals at New York Mets 8/14/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/13/2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014, 7:10 PM on MASN, SNY
Citi Field, Flushing, New York
Washington Nationals - Strasburg, S (8-10) vs. New York Mets - Gee, D (4-4)
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Right-hander Stephen Strasburg (8-10) will be looking to bounce back from his rough outing last week when he and the Washington Nationals go up against Dillon Gee (4-4) and the New York Mets on Thursday night.
Last Friday, Stephen Strasburg had one of his worst starts of the year when he was beaten by the Atlanta Braves on the road. He went five innings in that game and allowed seven runs on seven base hits while striking out nine and walking two. His ERA is now up to 3.68 on the season and he has struck out 186 batters in 156.1 innings of work.
Mets first baseman Lucas Duda is 1-for-4 against Strasburg in his career and is the only Met who has been able to hit a home run off of the right-hander. Ruben Tejada is just 2-for-13 against him with four strikeouts.
Dillon Gee had a very good outing against the Philadelphia Phillies last weekend, but he took a no decision rather than a win. He gave up just one run in seven innings that day while walking three batters and striking out four. Through 14 starts, he has a 3.54 ERA and he has only given up 71 hits in 89 innings on the mound this season.
Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond is just 7-for-25 against Gee in his career, but he has hit three home runs off of him. Danny Espinosa has just one hit in 13 at-bats against Gee with three strikeouts.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 56-50-10 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.7
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 52-53-14 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Mets is 0
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 15-day DL (8/2)
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)
New York Mets
08/11/14 P Jacob deGrom Shoulder questionable
07/26/14 P Daisuke Matsuzaka Elbow 15-day DL (7/24)
04/01/14 P Bobby Parnell Elbow 15-day DL (4/1), out for season
03/28/14 P Matt Harvey Elbow 60-day DL (3/30), out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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