Washington Nationals at New York Mets 9/14/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/13/2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Citi Field in Queens
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Sunday afternoon, the Washington Nationals will take the field behind Jordan Zimmermann (11 - 5, 2.93 ERA) as they face the New York Mets and Jonathon Niese (8 -10, 3.59 ERA). It will be the 30th start for Zimmermann and the 28th for Niese.
Jordan Zimmermann added another win to his stats after getting the victory in his last outing. Through 6 innings of work, Zimmermann surrendered 4 runs and 6 hits (including a homer) as he struck out 7 without issuing any walks. Zimmermann has been on a tear in recent weeks and is 5 - 0 in his last 10 starts. With more run support earlier in games, he could have easily earned a few more wins. Last season, Zimmermann was 19 - 9 with a 3.25 ERA in 32 starts.
In 2013, Zimmermann was 1 -3 with a 3.62 ERA in 5 starts against the Mets. This season, he is 2 - 0 in 3 meetings against New York.
Jonathon Niese was solid his last time out but still didn't factor into the decision. In 6.2 innings of work, Niese surrendered a run (on a solo homer) and 8 hits while walking a batter and striking out 7. Victories have been hard to come by for Niese in recent weeks and he is just 3 - 6 in his last 10 outings. Last season, Niese went 8 - 8 with a 3.71 ERA in 24 starts.
In 2013, Niese pitched to a no-decision in his only start against the Nationals after allowing 2 runs on 10 hits in 5.2 innings. This season, Niese is winless in 2 starts against Washington.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 73-60-12 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.8
New York Mets Betting Trends
New York Mets are 65-65-17 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 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)
New York Mets
09/12/14 3B Daniel Murphy Wrist questionable
09/10/14 3B David Wright Shoulder out for season
08/28/14 P Victor Black Neck 15-day DL (8/24)
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
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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