Washington Nationals at Oakland Athletics Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/8/2014
Friday, May 9, 10:05 PM on MAS2, CSCA
O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California
Washington Nationals - Fister, D (0-0) vs. Oakland Athletics - Milone, T (0-3)
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Doug Fister will make his long-awaited debut for the Washington Nationals on Friday and will go up against Tommy Milone and the Oakland Athletics.
Doug Fister injured his lat just a few months after being traded to the Nats from the Detroit Tigers, but he's now fully healed and ready to bolster their rotation. He is coming off of a very good season with Detroit in which he won 14 games and posted a 3.67 ERA. He also gave up just 14 home runs in 208.2 innings.
Fister has faced Daric Barton more than any other Athletics' player, and its been a pretty even battle with Barton going 7-for-26 against him with a double and two RBI. Coco Crisp is 6-for-15 against the right-hander with two triples, while Alberto Callaspo has six hits, including a home run, in 17 at-bats against him.
Tommy Milone had his worst start of the season last Saturday when he went just four innings against the Boston Red Sox and gave up six earned runs. Three of the six hits against him were home runs and he walked four batters in the outing. His ERA is now up to 5.86 on the year and he is giving up over 10 hits per nine innings.
Nats' outfielder Denard Span is 2-for-3 against Milone in his career. No one on Washington has faced the lefty more than three times.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 18-13-2 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.4
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland Athletics are 16-16-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Oakland Athletics is 1.3
Injuries to Watch
05/07/14 LF Nate McLouth Knee questionable
04/27/14 LF Bryce Harper Thumb 15-day DL (4/26)
04/13/14 3B Ryan Zimmerman Thumb 15-day DL (4/13)
04/13/14 LF Jeff Kobernus Hand 60-day DL (4/12)
03/30/14 P Doug Fister Back 15-day DL (3/23), expected to be activated & start Friday vs. Oakland Athletics
03/29/14 P Ross Ohlendorf Back 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Erik Davis Elbow 60-day DL (2/13)
05/06/14 RF Josh Reddick Ankle questionable
04/04/14 SS Jake Elmore Quad 15-day DL (3/28)
03/30/14 P A.J. Griffin Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/30/14 P Fernando Rodriguez Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Eric O'Flaherty Elbow 60-day DL (2/17)
03/28/14 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/20), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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