Marlins vs. Nationals - 9/12/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (71-68) at Miami Marlins (59-81)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 12, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
T Roark (4-4) (4.41) vs. J Fernandez (4-0) (2.30)
The Line: Miami Marlins -169 / Washington Nationals +159 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins play game two Saturday night.
The Washington Nationals need a win to snap a four-game losing streak. The Nationals have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Nationals have won five of their last seven when scoring more than three runs. Yunel Escobar leads Washington with 151 hits and 46 RBI while Bryce Harper and Wilson Ramos have combined for 147 RBI. The Washington Nationals have lost four of their last five road games. Tanner Roark gets the ball, and he’s 4-4 with a 4.41 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. Roark is 2-2 with a 2.14 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Marlins have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Marlins have won seven straight when scoring more than three runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 173 hits and 36 RBI while Adeiny Hechavarria and Martin Prado have combined for 100 RBI. The Miami Marlins have won five of their last seven home games. Jose Fernandez takes the hill, and he’s 4-0 with a 2.30 ERA and 53 strikeouts this season. Fernandez is 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games and 7-3 in Roarks last 10 starts. The Marlins are 6-13 in their last 19 during game 2 of a series and 19-2 in Fernandezs last 21 home starts. The Nationals are 4-2 in the last 6 meetings.
Fernandez at home is a must bet, as the kid has never lost when pitching in Marlins Park. Add that to the fact the Nats are coming apart, and the fish steal another one.