Miami Marlins (11-14) at Washington Nationals (10-12)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 1:05 pm (Nationals Park)
Trevor Rogers (3-1) (1.29) vs. Max Scherzer (1-2) (3.00)
The Line: Washington Nationals -137 / Miami Marlins +127 --- Over/Under: 7 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Miami Marlins and the Washington Nationals meet in an NL East division matchup in MLB action from Nationals Park on Sunday afternoon.
The Miami Marlins will look to rebound from a 7-2 loss at the hands of the Nationals on Saturday. Jesus Aguilar leads the Fish with 6 home runs, 23 RBIs, a .398 OBP and 25 hits while Corey Dickerson has a team-best .316 batting average and Miguel Rojas has a team-best 6 doubles for Miami this season. Adam Duvall’s got 4 home runs and 14 RBIs but has the dubious distinction of leading Miami with 34 strikeouts this season. Trevor Rogers will start here and is 3-1 with a 1.29 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. This will be Rogers’ first career start against Washington.
The Washington Nationals will look to build on their victory over the Marlins from Saturday. Trea Turner leads the Nationals with a .308 batting average, 6 home runs, a .351 OBP and 28 hits while Starlin Castro has a team-high 13 RBIs this season with 5 doubles to lead the Nationals as well. Turner and Kyle Schwarber also share the Nationals’ lead with 23 strikeouts at the plate this season. Max Scherzer will start here and is 1-2 with a 3.00 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season. In his career, Scherzer is 13-5 with a 3.11 ERA against Miami.
Miami is 2-5 in their last 7 games as a road underdog while the over is 6-2-2 in their last 10 games as a road underdog. Washington is 1-4 in their last 5 games against a left-handed starter and 5-2 in their last 7 home games while the under is 5-0 in their last 5 games as a home favorite. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.
The offense mostly came from the Nats on Saturday, but I think the pitching matchup on Sunday between Rogers and Scherzer will produce more of a pitcher’s duel and I think we see a game that has runs coming at a premium. I envision this being a 3-2 game whichever way you slice it, so give me the under here.