Washington Nationals at Seattle Mariners 8/29/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 8/28/2014
Friday, August 29, 2014
Safeco Field in Seattle
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Right-hander Jordan Zimmermann (9-5), who is 3-0 in the month of August, will take the mound for the Washington Nationals on Friday night when they face Felix Hernandez (13-4) and the Seattle Mariners.
Jordan Zimmermann pitched eight strong innings against the San Francisco Giants last weekend and ended up notching the win. He allowed just two runs on seven innings in that game while striking out eight batters and walking zero. His ERA lowered to 2.93 with that win and he has now struck out 140 hitters in 159.2 innings of work.
Mariners outfielder Logan Morrison has just three hits in 15 at-bats against Zimmermann, but he has hit two home runs off of him. Outfielder Chris Young is just 1-for-6 against him in his career with no walks and four strikeouts.
Last Friday, Felix Hernandez gave up three earned runs in 5.2 innings against the Boston Red Sox on the road and finished with a no decision. He allowed five hits in that start and walked two hitters while striking out seven. Hernandez has a 2.07 ERA after that game and he has only given up 6.4 hits per nine innings, which currently leads the American League.
Nationals outfielder Denard Span has just two hits in 22 at-bats against Hernandez with a double, five walks and eight strikeouts. Asdrubal Cabrera is 3-for-20 against him with five strikeouts.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 64-55-12 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.8
Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
Seattle Mariners are 51-73-7 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Seattle Mariners is 0.8
Injuries to Watch
08/27/14 LF Kevin Frandsen Knee questionable
08/27/14 1B Adam LaRoche Back questionable
08/11/14 RF Steven Souza Shoulder 15-day DL (8/10)
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)
08/27/14 LF Chris Denorfia Neck questionable
08/08/14 SS Willie Bloomquist Knee 15-day DL (7/24); out for season
08/03/14 1B Corey Hart Knee 15-day DL (8/2)
07/11/14 CF Michael Saunders Side 15-day DL (7/10)
04/16/14 P Blake Beavan Shoulder 60-day DL (4/15)
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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