Marlins vs. Nationals - 7/29/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (52-45) at Miami Marlins (41-58)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
D Fister (3-6) (4.50) vs. T Koehler (8-6) (3.24)
The Line: Miami Marlins -103 / Washington Nationals -107 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MAS2, FSFL
The Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins play game two Wednesday night.
The Washington Nationals need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Nationals have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Nationals have lost six straight games when scoring three or less runs. Yunel Escobar leads Washington with 107 hits and 30 RBI while Bryce Harper and Ian Desmond have combined for 95 RBI. The Washington Nationals have lost five of their last eight road games. Doug Fister gets the nod, and he’s 3-6 with a 4.50 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. Fister is 2-0 with a 1.09 ERA and 14 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Marlins have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last 10 games. The Marlins have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 124 hits and 22 RBI while Adeiny Hechavarria and Martin Prado have combined for 65 RBI. The Miami Marlins have won seven of their last eight home games. Tom Koehler takes the hill, and he’s 8-6 with a 3.16 ERA and 78 strikeouts this season. Koehler is 3-4 with a 3.83 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series and 0-4 in Fisters last 4 starts. The Marlins are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 7-3 in Koehlers last 10 starts. The over is 4-1 in Koehlers last 5 starts vs. Nationals.
Fister has allowed eight earned runs in his last two starts, and the Nats have won just three of his last 10 starts overall. Meanwhile, Koehler has allowed two or less earned runs in each of his last six outings and the Marlins have won seven of his last 10 starts. I like the fish once again at home.