Washington Nationals at New York Mets Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 4/1/2014
Wednesday, April 2, 7:10 PM on MAS2, SNY
Citi Field, Flushing, New York
Washington - G. Gonzalez (0-0) vs. New York - B. Colon (0-0)
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Gio Gonzalez will take the mound for the Washington Nationals in the second of a three-game series against Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets. Gonzalez didn't have a bad season in 2013 by any means, but he wasn't able to match his 21-win dominance in 2012. He was still able to achieve an 8.8 K/9 rate and had a 3.36 ERA in 195.2 innings pitched. Gio was 2-0 against the Mets last season and will be looking to add on to that success in his first start of the season.
David Wright is one of just a few New York players who has had any type of success in his career against Gonzalez. The third baseman has a .308 average against the lefty with a double, a triple and a home run.
Bartolo Colon will be entering his 17th Major League season and his first with the Mets. As a 40-year-old in 2013, Colon had one of the best years of his career. He won 18 games and has a fantastic 2.65 ERA on his way to getting the 6th-most votes in the AL Cy Young voting. He also led the AL with three shutouts.
The Nationals are in the NL and have a young team, so many of their players have not faced Colon yet. One of the few who has is Nate McLouth, who has two hits against him in three career plate appearances.
Washington is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
New York Trends
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets's last 5 games
NY Mets is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets's last 5 games at home
Injuries to Watch
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)
03/31/14 CF Chris Young Quad is not expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. Washington Nationals
03/31/14 2B Daniel Murphy Personal questionable
03/31/14 P Jenrry Mejia Forearm questionable
03/31/14 P Jon Niese Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Matt Harvey Elbow 60-day DL (3/30), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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