Washington Nationals at St Louis Cardinals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 6/14/2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014 1:15 PM on MAS2, FSMW
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Washington Nationals - Fister, D (5-1) vs. St Louis Cardinals - Garcia, J (2-0)
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Doug Fister will be going for his sixth consecutive win for the Washington Nationals when he faces off against Jaime Garcia and the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday afternoon.
On Tuesday, Doug Fister was able to win his fifth game of the year by defeating the San Francisco Giants on the road. He pitched seven scoreless innings in that start and gave up eight hits while striking out three and walking just one. This season, Fister is 5-1 with a 2.68 through 43.2 innings and he has only walked a total of three batters in 43.2 innings of work.
Mark Ellis has gone up against Fister more than any of the other Cardinals and is 6-for-21 against him with three RBI and two strikeouts. Outfielder Peter Bourjos has four hits in eight at-bats against the right-hander with a double and an RBI.
In Jaime Garcia's fifth start of the season last Sunday, he went seven scoreless innings against the Toronto Blue Jays on the road and picked up his second win. He allowed just three hits in that outing and walked three while striking out four. He has struck out a total of 26 batters this year through 31.2 innings and he has only walked three.
Veteran outfielder Jayson Werth has been able to get a double and a home run off of Garcia in his career, but he is just 4-for-15 overall against him with two strikeouts.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 32-26-7 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.7
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 29-33-4 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.2
Injuries to Watch
06/11/14 C Wilson Ramos Hamstring 15-day DL (6/10)
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)
St Louis Cardinals
05/24/14 P Kevin Siegrist Forearm 15-day DL (5/24)
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
04/17/14 P Joe Kelly Hamstring 15-day DL (4/17)
Josh's Pick: Take Washington
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