Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants 10/6/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 10/5/2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
AT&T Park in San Francisco
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Right-hander Doug Fister was hot in September and will look to keep that momentum going into the playoffs when he and the Washington Nationals face Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants on Monday.
In his first season with the Nationals, Doug Fister was everything they had hoped he would be. In 25 starts, he went 16-6 with a 2.41 ERA and he only walked 24 batters in 164 innings on the mound. In his last four starts of the regular season, he went 4-0 with a 1.26 ERA and he only gave up 15 hits in 28.2 innings during that period.
Against the Giants this season, Fister was 1-1 with a 2.77 ERA in two starts. Catcher Buster Posey is just 1-for-6 against the right-hander in his career, but that one hit was a home run.
Madison Bumgarner was excellent in the wild card game against the Pittsburgh Pirates last week. He pitched nine shutout innings in that outing and gave up just four hits while striking out 10 and walking one.
Bumgarner faced the Nationals once this year and took the loss despite only giving up two runs in seven innings of work. Shortstop Ian Desmond is has five hits in 15 at-bats against Bumgarner in his career with a double and two RBI. Outfielder Denard Span is just 1-for-8 against him with no walks and two strikeouts.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 77-74-13 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.8
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 77-78-10 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
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)
San Francisco Giants
09/17/14 CF Angel Pagan Back "?" Friday vs. San Diego Padres
09/17/14 P Tim Hudson Hip expected to start Friday vs. San Diego Padres
09/16/14 1B Michael Morse Oblique out indefinitely
08/05/14 P Matt Cain Elbow 15-day DL (7/11), out for season
07/26/14 SS Ehire Adrianza Hamstring 60-day DL (7/25)
07/26/14 C Hector Sanchez Concussion 60-day DL (8/10)
07/26/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 60-day DL (7/25)
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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