Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Friday's National League games:
Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals (-152, 7.5)Cold pitching stat:
Nats starter Stephen Strasburg was torched for seven runs on five hits and four walks over two innings of work in an 8-3 loss to the Miami Marlins his last time out.
Cold batting stat:
Nats SS Ian Desmond is just 3-for-16 with six strikeouts in his career versus Dodgers SP Ricky Nolasco.Weather:
Temperatures in the high-80s and partly cloudy skies. Winds will blow out to right field at 10 mph.
Key betting note:
The Dodgers are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.
Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets (-117, 8)Hot pitching stat:
Phils starter Kyle Kendrick is 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA in two starts versus the Mets this season.Hot batting stat:
Phillies rookie Domonic Brown is 4-for-4 with one homer and five RBIs versus Hefner.Weather:
Temperatures in the high-80s and partly cloudy skies. Winds will blow out to right field at 12 mph.Key betting note:
The Mets are 1-6 in SP Jeremy Hefner's last seven starts vs. National League East.Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (-114, 8)Hot pitching stat:
The Pirates have won SP Francisco Liriano's last four starts.Cold batting stat:
Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen is hitting just .211 (8-for-38) in his career against Reds SP Mike Leake.Weather:
Temperatures in the low-80s and clear skies. Winds will blow from right field to left field at 9 mph.Key betting note:
The under is 19-7-5 in the last 31 meetings.
Miami Marlins at Milwaukee Brewers (-142, 8)Hot pitching stat:
Brewers starter Kyle Lohse is 3-0 in his last three home starts.Hot batting stat:
Marlins IF Placido Polanco is 11-for-31 (.355) in his career versus Lohse.Weather:
Retractable roof could be closed due to a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms.Key betting note:
The under is 7-1 in the Brewers' last eight games overall.
San Diego Padres at St. Louis Cardinals (-170, 9)Cold pitching stat:
The Padres are 0-4 in SP Jason Marquis' last four starts.Cold batting stat:
San Diego OF Carlos Quentin is 2-for-14 (.143) in his career versus Cards' SP Jake Westbrook.Weather:
Temperatures in the high-80s and clear skies. Winds will blow out to left field at 8 mph.Key betting note:
The Padres are 0-8 in their last eight vs. a team with a winning record.Chicago Cubs at Colorado Rockies (-141, 9)Hot pitching stat:
The Rockies are 4-0 in SP Jorge De La Rosa's last four starts vs. National League Central foes.
Hot batting stat:
Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano has blasted seven of his 16 home runs this season in July.Weather:
Temperatures in the mid-70s and a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Winds will blow from right field to left field at 6 mph.Key betting note:
The over is 10-2 in the last 12 meetings in Colorado.
Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants (-118, 7.5)Cold pitching stat:
The Diamondbacks have lost seven of SP Ian Kennedy's last nine outings.Hot batting stat:
Giants 1B Brandon Belt has four home runs against Arizona this season. He does not have more than one homer against any other team.Weather:
Temperatures in the high-50s and clear skies. Winds will blow out to center field at 9 mph.
Key betting note:
The over is 13-3 in the Diamondbacks' last 16 road games vs. a right-handed starter.