Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals - 8/22/20 MLB Game 2 Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals - 8/22/20 MLB Game 2 Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Nationals (9-12) at Miami Marlins (9-9)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Erick Fedde (1-1) (2.55) vs. () ()

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The Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins meet Saturday in game two of an MLB doubleheader at Nationals Park.

The Washington Nationals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Nationals have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Nationals have won seven of their last 10 games when scoring four or more runs. Trea Turner leads the Nationals with 26 hits and 10 RBI while Asdrubal Cabrera and Juan Soto have combined for 41 hits and 32 RBI. Erick Fedde gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 2.55 ERA and five strikeouts this season. Fedde is 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA and 10 strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.

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The Miami Marlins need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Marlins have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Marlins have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Jesus Aguilar leads the Marlins with 21 hits and 16 RBI while Jonathan Villar and Brian Anderson have combined for 34 hits and 22 RBI The Miami Marlins didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was published.

Will update with trends once they're released.

Erick Fedde has allowed two runs and eight hits in his last 10.1 innings, and he's allowing  .075 batting average with five strikeouts in 19 at bats against current Marlins hitters for whatever that's worth. The Miami Marlins didn't announce a starting pitcher for this game when I published the article, but I'm hearing that it could very well be the major league debut of Sixto Sanchez, who has filthy stuff and is a major piece to the Marlins debut. The Washington Nationals continues to play inconsistent baseball, and the Marlins are slowly getting key players back from COVID while possibly having a young stud on the hill.

While I usually don't love backing players making their big league debut, I'll give the Miami Marlins a look in this game.

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