Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals - 7/30/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (52-46) at Miami Marlins (42-58)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 12:10 pm (Marlins Park)
M Scherzer (10-8) (2.33) vs. D Haren (7-6) (3.51)
The Line: Miami Marlins +140 / Washington Nationals -150 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The Washington Nationals shoot for back to back wins versus the Miami Marlins in Thursday action.
The Washington Nationals might be leading the National League East but they looking fairly average. The Nationals need to go on a run and Wednesday’s 7-2 win at Miami is a good start but they have still lost seven of eleven. Doug Fister sparkled on the mound with both runs plated over six frames to get the win. The offense didn’t waste the effort with nine hits and a pair of BB with Michael Taylor cracking a two run homer while Bryce Harper went deep twice with four RBI’s and three runs.Washington sends Max Scherzer to the hill to oppose the Marlins for the second time in 2015. Scherzer suffered a 7-5 loss at Pittsburgh in his last outing with five runs plated on seven hits including three homers over five frames.
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The Miami Marlins are not going to challenge in the National League East and whether they trade some talent for prospects is the question. The Marlins are still in search of a hot streak with after Wednesday’s loss saddled the fish with defeats in four of five. Starter Tom Koehler was charged with five runs on six hits through six innings to absorb the loss. The Marlins five hit, two walk attack wasn’t enough to keep pace with Ichiro Suzuki and Adeiny Hechavarria driving in runs while Sam Dyson and Justin Bour scored. Dan Haren toes the rubber against the visiting Nationals for the second time this year. Haren threw the ball well in a 3-1 loss at San Diego last time out with all three runs plated on eight hits and three bombs in six innings.
The under is 7-2-1 in Washington’s last 10 games as a favorite while the over is 5-2-1 in their last 8 overall and is 5-2-1 in the Nationals last 8 on grass. Miami are 7-1 in their last 8 home games and are 9-21 in their last 30 games as an underdog while the under is 35-17-2 in the Marlins last 54 on grass. To be honest the Nationals are a disappointing first place club and I hope they prove me wrong but I'm not laying the juice...