Marlins vs. Nationals - 9/13/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (71-69) at Miami Marlins (60-81)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 1:10 pm (Marlins Park)
M Scherzer (11-11) (3.03) vs. B Hand (4-5) (5.20)
The Line: Miami Marlins +173 / Washington Nationals -183 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Miami Marlins look to sweep the Washington Nationals Sunday afternoon.
The Washington Nationals need a win to snap a five-game losing streak. The Nationals have scored four runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Nationals have won five of their last seven when scoring more than three runs. Bryce Harper leads Washington with 152 hits and 85 RBI while Yunel Escobar and Ian Desmond have combined for 97 RBI. The Washington Nationals have lost five of their last six road games. Max Scherzer gets the nod, and he’s 11-11 with a 3.03 ERA and 225 strikeouts this season. Scherzer is 2-1 with a 4.00 ERA and 34 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
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The Miami Marlins look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Marlins have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Marlins have won seven straight when scoring more than three runs. Dee Gordon leads Miami with 174 hits and 36 RBI while Adeiny Hechavarria and Martin Prado have combined for 100 RBI. The Miami Marlins have won four straight home games. Brad Hand takes the hill, and he’s 4-5 with a 5.20 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. Hand is 0-6 with a 7.96 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in Scherzers last 6 starts. The Marlins are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. National League East and 10-24 in Hands last 34 starts. The Marlins are 0-7 in Hands last 7 starts vs. Nationals.
I don't care who is on the mound, the Nats have been fade material for quite some time, as Washington is one of the bigger busts in recent memory and seem to have given up on this season. Give me the fish to complete the sweep.