Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 6/11/2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014, 2:45 PM on MASN, CSBy
AT&T Park, San Francisco, California
Washington Nationals - Treinen, B (0-2) vs. San Francisco Giants - Hudson, T (6-2)
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Thursday afternoon, the Washington Nationals and Blake Treinen will face the San Francisco Giants and Tim Hudson. Treinen makes his 4th start and 8th appearance as Hudson makes his 13th start.
Blake Treinen added his 2nd straight no-decision in his last start and that did nothing to change his 0 - 2 record as his ERA rose slightly to 1.78. The last time out, Treinen allowed 2 runs on 5 hits in 6.0 innings as he struck out a batter without issuing a walk. The rookie right-hander pitched well in the Minors before getting called up and it was thought that he would provide a solid replacement for injured starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez. But it hasn’t turned out that way so far.
Without any experience against the Giants, Treinen will have to rely on the scouting report to help him find a way past San Francisco.
Tim Hudson saw his record hold at 6 - 2 and his ERA rise slightly to 1.97 as he took a no-decision his last time out. He gave up 3 runs on 9 hits in just 5 innings of work. Hudson walked 3 and struck out 5. Just 12 starts in, Hudson has already performed better than last season when he posted a record of 8 - 7 and an ERA of 3.97 in 21 starts for the Atlanta Braves.
In 2013, Hudson was 2 – 0 with a 0.84 ERA in 3 starts against the Nationals. If there is a batter for him to watch out for, it would be Jayson Werth. Werth is batting .385 with 3 home runs and 11 RBIS against Hudson.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 30-25-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.7
San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
San Francisco Giants are 30-31-3 against the Over/Under
Run differential for San Francisco Giants is 0.9
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 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)
Tony's Pick: Take San Francisco
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