Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies 8/25/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 8/24/2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia
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Monday night, the Washington Nationals will send Tanner Roark (12 - 7, 2.80 ERA) to the hill to face the Philadelphia Phillies and A.J. Burnett (6 - 14, 4.42 ERA). Roark makes his 26th start and Burnett makes his 28th.
Tanner Roark was solid in his last start but he still missed getting the decision. Roark pitched 7 shutout innings and surrendered just 5 hits and a walk while striking out 2. Roark has been consistent in his last few starts with only a few bad outings. In his last 10 starts, Roark is 5 – 3. In 2013, Roark was 7 – 1 with a 1.51 ERA in 5 starts and 9 relief appearances.
Last season, Roark picked up a win in a relief appearance against the Phillies. This season, Roark is 1 - 1 in 2 starts against Philadelphia.
A.J. Burnett lost his 5th straight start in his last outing. In 7.2 innings of work, Burnett allowed 5 runs and 6 hits (including a home run) while walking 4 and striking out 9. Burnett’s last victory was back in mid-July and he is just 1 -7 in his last 10 starts. Last season, Burnett made 30 starts for the Pittsburgh Pirates en route to a 10 – 11 record and a 3.30 ERA.
In 2013, Burnett was 1 – 0 with a 1.29 ERA in 2 starts against the Nationals. This season, Burnett is 2 – 2 in 4 starts against Washington.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 63-54-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.8
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 67-52-10 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.6
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)
08/01/14 P Cliff Lee Elbow 15-day DL (7/31), out for season
07/22/14 RF John Mayberry Wrist 15-day DL (7/21)
06/20/14 3B Reid Brignac Ankle 15-day DL (6/20)
06/07/14 P Mike Adams Rotator Cuff 60-day DL (6/7)
05/13/14 2B Freddy Galvis Collarbone out 6-8 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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