Washington Nationals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks 8/19/14 MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction
Arizona Diamondbacks (53-71) at Washington Nationals (69-53)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Chase Anderson (R) (7-4) (3.164) vs. Stephen Strasburg (R) (9-10) (3.526)
The Line: Washington Nationals -240 / Arizona Diamondbacks +220 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Arizona, MASN
The Washington Nationals and the Arizona Diamondbacks face off on Tuesday in Washington for game two of their series.
The Washington Nationals didn’t play their best on Monday but they were still bale to get their seventh win in a row by beating the Diamondbacks in extra innings. Adam LaRoche and Wilson Ramos each hit home runs and Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth each had hits as The Nationals scored five runs on eight hits. Starting pitcher Jordan Zimmerman allowed four hits and three runs while striking out two over 7.0 innings to not get a decision as Tyler Clippard blew the save and Craig Stammen got the win. For Tuesday’s game the Nationals start Stephen Strasburg who has won two of his last three starts. For the season Strasburg has allowed 160 hits and 64 earned runs while striking out 194 over 163.1 innings for a 9-10 record and a 3.53 ERA.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have had a tough season and we saw why once again on Monday as they fell to the Nationals. Miguel Montero had three hits and David Peralta and Didi Gregorius each hit home runs as the D-backs scored four runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Vidal Nuno allowed five hits and two runs while striking out seven over 7.0 innings to not get a decision as Brad Ziegler blew the save and Will Harris took the loss. For Tuesday’s game the Diamondbacks start Chase Anderson ho has two wins and four no decisions in his last six starts. For the season Anderson has allowed 83 hits and 30 earned runs while striking out 74 over 85.1 innings for a 7-4 record and a 3.16 ERA.
Washington is 6-0 against a team with a losing record, 24-9 as a home favorite, and 11-5 in Strasburg’s last 16 home starts. Arizona is 7-3 in game two of a series, 2-8 as an underdog, and 2-5 in Anderson’s last seven starts as an underdog. Arizona is 4-11 in the last 15 meetings of these two.
Washington is a huge favorite here and I like for them to make it eight wins in a row.
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