New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 8/14/14
Washington Nationals (64-53) at New York Mets (57-63)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
Stephen Strasburg (R) (8-10) (3.684) vs. Dillon Gee (R) (4-4) (3.539)
The Line: New York Mets +130 / Washington Nationals -140 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: MLB Network, MASN, SNY
The Washington Nationals go for the sweep over the New York Mets on Thursday.
The Nationals have won five of their last seven games and are 10 games above .500. The Nationals pitching staff has pitched lights out, allowing three or less runs in six of their last seven games. Overall, the Nationals have an ERA of 3.12, which is third best in the majors, and they’ve won nine of their last 12 games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Anthony Rendon has a hit in nine of his last 10 games and Ian Desmond has homered twice in his last three games. Starting is Stephen Strasburg, who is 8-10 with a 3.68 ERA and has 186 strikeouts in 156.1 innings. Strasburg is 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA in five career starts against the Mets.
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The Mets are 5-8 in the month of August and seven games below .500. The Mets continue to struggle to score, producing three or less runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Mets have lost eight of their last nine when producing three or less runs. Lucas Duda has a hit in eight of his last 10 games and David Wright has a 12-game hitting streak. The Mets have an ERA of 3.57, which is 10th in the majors. Taking the mound is Dillon Gee, who is 4-4 with a 3.54 ERA and has 63 strikeouts in 89 innings. Gee is 7-3 with a 3.23 ERA in 13 career starts against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 1-5 in Strasburgs last 6 road starts and 1-4 in Strasburgs last 5 starts overall. The Mets are 4-0 in Gees last 4 starts during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Gees last 5 starts overall.
You see Gee's career numbers against the Nationals? Yeah. I'll have some of that. Thanks.