Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies 7/13/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 7/12/2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014, 1:35 PM on MASN, CSPh
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Washington Nationals - Roark, T (7-6) vs. Philadelphia Phillies - Kendrick, K (4-8)
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Sunday afternoon, Tanner Roark and the Washington Nationals will take on Kyle Kendrick and the Philadelphia Phillies. Roark makes his 18th start as Kendrick makes his 19th.
Tanner Roark took his 2nd straight loss in his last outing and that dropped his record to 7 - 6 with a 3.12 ERA. In the loss, Roark gave up 4 runs and 9 hits (including a homer) in 7 innings of work. He walked a batter and struck out 5. Roark seems to alternate win streaks with losing streaks. He had won 4 in a row before losing the last 2. In 2013, Roark was 7 - 1 with a 1.51 ERA in 5 starts and 9 relief appearances.
Last season during his rookie campaign, Roark got the win in his only relief appearance against the Phillies. He didn't allow anything in 2 innings of work. This season, he took a loss against the Phillies in his only start against them after getting torched for 7 runs on 7 hits (including 2 homers) in just 4 innings.
Kyle Kendrick got the victory in his last start and that improved his record to 4 - 8 with a 4.46 ERA. In the win, Kendrick got a lucky break after surrendering 7 runs and 11 hits (including 3 home runs) in 5.2 innings. He walked 2 and struck out 2. A late inning surge helped Kendrick as he turned in another rough performance. Last season, Kendrick was 10 - 13 with an ERA of 4.70 in 30 starts.
In 2013, Kendrick was 1 - 3 with a 5.40 ERA in 5 starts against the Nationals. This season, he lost his only other start against Washington after allowing 4 runs and 6 hits (including a home run) in 7 innings.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 43-39-8 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.6
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 45-40-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
07/11/14 SS Ian Desmond Hand questionable
07/11/14 RF Jayson Werth Foot questionable
05/16/14 CF Eury Perez Toe 60-day DL (5/15)
03/29/14 P Ross Ohlendorf Back 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Erik Davis Elbow 60-day DL (2/13)
06/27/14 C Carlos Ruiz Concussion 7-day DL (6/25)
06/25/14 C Wil Nieves Quad 15-day DL (6/19)
06/20/14 3B Reid Brignac Ankle 15-day DL (6/20)
06/17/14 P Jonathan Pettibone Shoulder out indefinitely
06/07/14 P Mike Adams Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (6/7)
05/20/14 P Cliff Lee Elbow 60-day DL (5/20)
05/13/14 2B Freddy Galvis Collarbone out 6-8 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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