Washington Nationals at San Diego Padres Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/5/2014
Friday, June 6, 9:10 PM on MAS2, FSSD
PETCO Park, San Diego, California
Washington Nationals - Roark, T (3-4) vs. San Diego Padres - Ross, T (6-4)
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Second-year starter Tanner Roark will get the call for the Washington Nationals on Friday night and will be going up against Tyson Ross and the San Diego Padres.
The Texas Rangers were able to beat Tanner Roark on Sunday, but the right-hander certainly deserved a better fate in that outing after going seven innings and only giving up one run. He allowed seven hits in that start and struck out four and walked two. Roark has has a solid season so far despite his 3-4 record. He has a 3.25 ERA and a 1.125 WHIP through 69.1 innings of work.
Roark has done well against all of the Padres that he has faced so far. The eight Padres who have gone up against the right-hander are a combined 3-for-24 with no extra-base hits and six strikeouts.
Tyson Ross pitched six solid innings against the Chicago White Sox on the road last week and picked up his sixth win of the season. He allowed just one earned run in that game and struck out five batters while walking three. He now has a 6-4 record on the year and an excellent 2.85 ERA through 75.2 innings.
Nationals center fielder Denard Span has three hits in his seven at-bats against Ross with a double and no strikeouts. No one on the Nats has hit a home run off of him yet.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 27-22-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.4
San Diego Padres Betting Trends
San Diego Padres are 20-36-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Diego Padres is -0.6
Injuries to Watch
05/18/14 P Gio Gonzalez Shoulder 15-day DL (5/17)
05/16/14 CF Eury Perez Toe 60-day DL (5/15)
04/27/14 LF Bryce Harper Thumb 15-day DL (4/26)
04/13/14 LF Jeff Kobernus Hand 60-day DL (4/12)
03/29/14 P Ross Ohlendorf Back 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Erik Davis Elbow 60-day DL (2/13)
San Diego Padres
05/22/14 P Robbie Erlin Elbow 15-day DL (5/18)
03/28/14 P Casey Kelly Elbow 15-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Cory Luebke Elbow 60-day DL (3/7)
03/28/14 P Joe Wieland Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
03/28/14 P Josh Johnson Elbow 60-day DL (3/21); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take San Diego
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