Nationals vs. Marlins Game 2 - 5/14/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (18-16) at Washington Nationals (22-13)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Flores vs. Roark
The Line: Washington Nationals / Miami Marlins --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals play game two of their doubleheader Saturday night.
The Miami Marlins look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Marlins have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Miami Marlins are tough to beat when their offense shows up, as they’ve won 12 of their last 14 games when scoring more than three runs. Martin Prado leads Miami with 44 hits, Giancarlo Stanton has 24 RBI and Marcell Ozuna has six home runs. Kendry Flores gets the nod, and he was 1-2 with a 4.97 ERA and nine strikeouts last season. This will be Flores’ first career game against the Nationals.
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The Washington Nationals look for another win after losing five of their last eight games. The Nationals have scored 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Washington Nationals offense has been inconsistent but they’ve won eight of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Daniel Murphy leads Washington with 53 hits, Bryce Harper has 29 RBI and Jayson Werth has six home runs. Tanner Roark takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 2.03 ERA and 41 strikeouts this season. Roark is 2-6 with a 3.88 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 5-12 in their last 17 Saturday games and 5-1 in their last 6 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Nationals are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 2-10 in Roarks last 12 starts. The Marlins are 8-23 in the last 31 meetings in Washington.
I hate picking the end of a doubleheader when I don't know the result of the first game, as it's usually the opposite of what happened in game one. Either way, the Nats haven't had much success with Roark on the mound, so I'll take a shot with the fish here.