Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies 8/26/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/25/2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia
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Tuesday night, Gio Gonzalez (6 – 9, 3.83 ERA) gets the call for the Washington Nationals as they face Cole Hamels (7 – 6, 2.53 ERA) and the Philadelphia Phillies. Gonzalez will make his 22nd start as Hamels makes his 24th.
Gio Gonzalez pitched a gem in his last start but he still failed to get the decision. Gonzalez allowed just 4 hits and 3 walks in 7 shutout innings as he racked up 6 strikeouts. It was his best outing since early July when he posted his last victory. Gonzalez is just 2 - 5 in his last 10 starts. Last season, he posted a record of 11 – 8 with an ERA of 3.36 in 32 starts.
In 2013, Gonzalez started 4 games against the Phillies and compiled a record of 2 – 1 with a 2.81 ERA. This season, Gonzalez has started 2 games against Philadelphia and is 0 - 2 in those outings.
Cole Hamels picked up his first victory in nearly a month his last time out. In 5 innings of work, Hamels allowed 3 runs and 9 hits (including a home run) while walking a batter and striking out 4. The veteran lefty has managed to hold his opponents to 3 or fewer runs in each of his last 10 starts and that has allowed him to post a 5 - 2 record in that span. Hamels is a victory away from matching his win total from 2013 when he went 8 – 14, with a 3.60 ERA in 33 starts.
Last season, Hamels was 2 – 1, with a 2.63 ERA in 4 starts against the Nationals. Hamels is 0 -1 in 2 starts against Washington this season.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 64-54-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.8
Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
Philadelphia Phillies are 67-53-10 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Philadelphia Phillies is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
08/25/14 2B Asdrubal Cabrera Ribs "?" Monday vs. Philadelphia Phillies
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
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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