Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins Fre Pick 9/20/13
Miami Marlins (56-97) at Washington Nationals (82-71)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 20, 2013 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Jacob Turner (R) (3-7) (3.515) vs. Jordan Zimmermann (R) (18-8) (3.329)
The Line: Washington Nationals -250 / Miami Marlins +230 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Florida, MASN
The Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins face off on Friday in Washington for game two of their series.
The Washington Nationals are finishing the season strong and they racked up another win on Thursday beating the Marlins. Bryce harper had three hits including a home run, Ryan Zimmerman had three hits, and Ian Desmond had two hits as the nationals scored three runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez allowed seven hits and two runs over six innings to get the win and Rafael Soriano earned his 42nd save. For Friday’s game the Nats start Jordan Zimmerman who is 18-8 with a 3.33 ERA for the season and 3-0 with a 3.32 ERA in his last three starts.
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The Miami Marlins are looking to the future and they have some things from this season they will be able to bring with them as they move the franchise forward. On Thursday Ed Lucas had three hits, Donovan Solano had two hits, and Justin Ruggiano had a hit as the Marlins scored two runs on nine hits. Starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez allowed seven hits and three runs over 5.0 innings two take the loss. For Friday’s game the Marlins start Jacob Turner who is 3-7 with a 3.51 ERA and 0-2 with a .14 ERA in his last three starts.
Washington is 25-7 in their last 32 games as a favorite, 14-5 in their last 19 home games, and 20-6 in Zimmerman’s last 26 home starts. Miami is 25-62 in their last 87 road games, 8-22 in their last 30 games, and 1-10 in Turner’s last 11 starts. Miami is 3-14 in their last 17 games in Washington.
Washington is a big favorite here and they should be as the Marlins have little chance of taking this one.