Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins - 8/10/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Marlins (53-59) at Washington Nationals (67-45)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)
D Straily (7-8) (3.77) vs. T Roark (9-7) (4.82)
The Line: Washington Nationals -158 / Miami Marlins +148 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: MASN, FSFL
The Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals meet Thursday in MLB action at Nationals Park.
The Miami Marlins could use a win here after splitting their last 12 games. The Marlins have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 15 games. The Miami Marlins have won eight of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Dee Gordon leads the Marlins with 131 hits and 24 RBI while Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich have combined for 245 hits and 145 RBI. Dan Straily gets the ball, and he is 7-8 with a 3.77 ERA and 118 strikeouts this season. Straily is 0-1 with a 4.24 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
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The Washington Nationals also look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Nationals scored 10 runs in Wednesday’s win and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Washington Nationals have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Daniel Murphy leads the Nats with 131 hits and 76 RBI while Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman have combined for 247 hits and 167 RBI. Tanner Roark gets the ball, and he is 9-7 with a 4.82 ERA and 108 strikeouts this season. Roark is 5-8 with a 4.27 ERA and 64 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 2-8 in their last 10 Thursday games, 1-5 in their last 6 during game 4 of a series and 0-5 in Strailys last 5 starts. The Nationals are 41-20 in their last 61 during game 4 of a series, 5-1 in Roarks last 6 starts with 5 days of rest and 0-4 in Roarks last 4 home starts. The Nationals are 3-7 in Roarks last 10 starts vs. Marlins.
Straily has been really solid this season and is worth a look with the plus money, but he's a flyball pitcher, which isn't good when playing this loaded Washington lineup, and he has an ERA of nearly five on the road. The Nationals have had success with Roark on the hill, and he's good enough to limit the damage while the Nats do just enough to escape with another victory.