Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants 10/7/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 10/6/2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
AT&T Park in San Francisco
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Left-hander Gio Gonzalez, who is coming off of a great September, will be making the start for the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night when they face Ryan Vogelsong and the San Francisco Giants in Game 4 of the NLDS.
Gio Gonzalez had an up-and-down year for the Nats this season, but he earned his spot in their playoff rotation by finishing strong. In 27 starts this year, he went 10-10 with a 3.57 ERA and a 1.197 WHIP. He struck out 9.2 batters per nine innings this year and only gave up 132 hits in 158.2 innings of work. In his final four starts, he went 3-1 with a 2.03 ERA.
Gonzalez did not get a chance to face the Giants this season. One player on their team who he has done well against over the years is outfielder Hunter Pence, who has just one hit against him in 12 at-bats with two walks and two strikeouts.
After a poor 2013, Ryan Vogelsong did quite a bit better this year for the Giants, though he did struggle over the last month of the season. In 32 starts, he went 8-13 with a 4.00 ERA and a 1.278 WHIP. In five September starts, he was 0-4 with a high 5.53 ERA.
Vogelsong made two starts against Washington this year and was 0-1 with a 7.15 ERA. Shortstop Ian Desmond is 4-for-10 against the right-hander in his career with a double, a triple and a home run.
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)
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
10/03/14 1B Michael Morse Oblique off NLDS roster
09/20/14 CF Angel Pagan Back out for season
08/05/14 P Matt Cain Elbow 15-day DL (7/11), out for season
07/26/14 C Hector Sanchez Concussion 60-day DL (8/10)
07/26/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 60-day DL (7/25)
Tony's Pick: Take San Francisco
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