Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/8/2014
Monday, June 9, 2014, 9:15 PM on MAS2, CSBy
AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
Washington Nationals - Strasburg, S (5-4) vs. San Francisco Giants - Vogelsong, R (4-2)
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Right-handed fireballer Stephen Strasburg will be going for his third consecutive win on Monday night when the Washington Nationals face Ryan Vogelsong and the San Francisco Giants.
Stephen Strasburg had another solid outing last week against the Philadelphia Phillies when he went seven innings and struck out 11 batters. He allowed just two earned runs on seven hits in that outing and walked no one. Strasburg is now 5-4 on the year and currently has the highest strikeout rate in the majors at 11.2 strikeouts per nine innings.
Giants catcher Buster Posey does have two hits in his seven at-bats against Strasburg, but he has also been struck out four times. Outfielder Hunter Pence is the only player on the Giants who has hit a home run off of the right-hander.
Last week, Ryan Vogelsong won for the fourth time this year when he beat the Cincinnati Reds on the road. He went 6.1 innings in that start and allowed two runs on seven hits while walking one and striking out a season-high nine batters. He now has a 4-2 record and a solid 3.39 ERA on the season.
Nationals left fielder Ryan Zimmerman has three hits, including a double, in six at-bats against Vogelsong with two walks and no strikeouts. First baseman Adam LaRoche is just 1-for-5 against the big right-hander with two RBI, a walk and a strikeout.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 28-23-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.5
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 27-30-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Francisco Giants is 1
Injuries to Watch
06/07/14 3B Anthony Rendon Hand questionable
06/07/14 2B Danny Espinosa Knee questionable
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 Francisco Giants
05/22/14 P Santiago Casilla Hamstring 15-day DL (5/22)
05/10/14 1B Brandon Belt Finger 15-day DL (5/10)
03/28/14 2B Marco Scutaro Back 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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