Marlins vs. Nationals - 7/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (52-45) at Miami Marlins (41-58)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Marlins Park)
J Zimmermann (8-5) (3.30) vs. J Fernandez (3-0) (2.77)
The Line: Miami Marlins -125 / Washington Nationals +115 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN2, FSN-FL
The Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The Washington Nationals need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Nationals have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Nationals have won seven of their last eight games when scoring more than three 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 six of their last 10 road games. Jordan Zimmermann gets the ball, and he’s 8-5 with a 3.30 ERA and 90 strikeouts this season. Zimmermann is 7-3 with a 3.22 ERA and 95 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins need a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Marlins have scored four runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Marlins have lost six of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Adeiny Hechavarria leads Miami with 97 hits and 37 RBI while Martin Prado and Christian Yelich have combined for 48 RBI. The Miami Marlins have won six of their last eight home games. Jose Fernandez takes the hill, and he’s 3-0 with a 2.77 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. Fernandez is 1-0 with a 0.45 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 39-18 in their last 57 games following an off day and 70-31 in Zimmermanns last 101 starts. The Marlins are 6-1 in their last 7 home games and 22-8 in Fernandezs last 30 starts. The Nationals are 10-3 in Zimmermanns last 13 starts vs. Marlins.
I simply don't bet against Fernandez at home, as he's 14-0 with a 1.17 ERA and 168 strikeouts when pitching in Miami. Yeah, I'll take some of that. Thank you.