Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies 8/27/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/26/2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia
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Wednesday night, Doug Fister (12 – 4, 2.38 ERA) gets the call for the Washington Nationals as they square off against Kyle Kendrick (6 – 11, 4.93 ERA) and the Philadelphia Phillies. It will be the 20th start of the year for Fister and the 27th for Kendrick.
Doug Fister was roughed up in his last outing and it led to a loss for the veteran righty. In 6 innings of work, Fister gave up 4 runs and 7 hits (including 2 home runs). He walked a batter and struck out 3. The loss was one of the few bad starts that Fister has had this season. He is 6 – 2 in his last 10 starts mainly because he held the opposition to 3 or fewer runs in 9 of those starts. Last season, Fister went 14 – 9 with a 3.67 ERA in 32 starts and a relief appearance for the Detroit Tigers.
In 2013, Fister won his only start against the Philadelphia after holding them to a run on 3 hits in 8 innings. This season, he is 1 - 1 in 2 starts against the Phillies.
Kyle Kendrick picked up his first win in nearly a month his last time out. In the victory, Kendrick gave up 4 runs and 8 hits (including a homer) in 6.1 innings. He walked a batter and struck out 4. Kendrick can’t seem to keep his opponents from scoring and he has allowed 3 or more runs 8 times in his last 10 starts. He is 3 - 3 in those 10 outings. In 2013, Kendrick posted a record of 10 – 13 with a 4.70 ERA in 30 starts.
Last season, Kendrick was 1 – 3 with a 5.40 ERA in 5 starts against the Nationals. This season, he is 0 – 2 in 2 starts against Washington.
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 Philadelphia
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