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Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals - 5/26/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Washington Nationals (27-22) at Miami Marlins (19-31)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 4:10 pm (Marlins Park)

T Roark (2-4) (3.39) vs. W Chen (1-2) (6.55)

The Line: Miami Marlins +140 / Washington Nationals -150 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Florida, MASN2

Saturday  MLB  action  features the  Washington  Nationals facing the  Miami Marlins.

The Washington Nationals turned to their offense to pound out a 9-5 win at Miami Friday. Washington ace Max Scherzer improved to 8-1 with four runs scoring on seven hits and a pair of BB through six innings.

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Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals - 5/26/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Nationals banged out ten hits and walked five times with Mike Adams clubbing a two run bomb while Michael Taylor went 2-4 with a homer, to RBI’s and two runs. Washington saw Bryce Harper knock in a pair of runs followed by Andrew Stevenson and Wilmer Difo with two runs each.

The Nationals give Saturday’s start at the Marlins to right hander Tanner Roark. Roark threw the ball well last time out in a 4-1 loss to the LA Dodgers with three runs plated on six hits n a seven inning stint.

 The Miami Marlins did some damage against Scherzer and the Nationals but their pitching couldn’t hold up in Friday’s loss. Miami starter Jose Urena was charged with four runs through six frames with Nick Wittgren allowing  three runs without recording an out to absorb the loss.

The Marlins totaled ten hits and four bases on balls with Derek Dietrich smacking a two run homer. The Fish received an RBI and two runs from Brian Anderson followed by Starlin Castro who scored twice.

Miami has named left hander Wei-Yin Chen as Saturday’s starter against the visiting Nationals. Chen did not get a decision last time out in a 10-9 loss at Atlanta with two runs given up through 5.1 frames.

Washington are 15-6 in their last 21 overall and Washington are 15-6 in their last 21 games on grass and under is 36-17-6 in Washington last 59 road games. Over is 10-3 in Miami last 13 Saturday games and Miami are 2-6 in their last 8 Saturday games and Miami are 10-2 in Chen’s last 12 home starts. Washington are 8-0 in the last 8 meetings and under is 21-8-2 in the last 31 meetings in Miami.

I have generally stayed away from Roark but this is a game Washington should win. I’m still staying away…

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