Miami Marlins (60-83) vs. Washington Nationals (59-84)
September 13, 2021 7:05 pm EDT
The Line: Washington Nationals -135 / Miami Marlins +105; Over/Under: +7
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The Miami Marlins and Washington Nationals meet Monday in MLB action at Nationals Park. The Marlins look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Nationals need a win after losing five of their last eight games.
The Miami Marlins have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Marlins have lost five of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Miguel Rojas leads the Marlins with 120 hits and 42 RBI while Jesus Aguilar and Jazz Chisholm Jr. have combined for 216 hits and 139 RBI. Sandy Alcantara gets the ball, and he is 8-13 with a 3.24 ERA and 178 strikeouts this season. Alcantara is 1-6 with a 6.50 ERA and 21 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Washington Nationals have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last nine games. The Nationals have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Juan Soto leads the Nationals with 137 hits and 83 RBI while Josh Bell and Starlin Castro have combined for 199 hits and 119 RBI. Paolo Espino gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 4.35 ERA and 77 strikeouts this season. Espino is 0-0 with a 5.00 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 16-37 in their last 53 during game 1 of a series and 2-5 in their last 7 Monday games. The Nationals are 4-13 in their last 17 home games and 16-41 in their last 57 overall. The under is 11-5-1 in Marlins last 17 overall. The over is 19-5-2 in Nationals last 26 home games. The Marlins are 13-39 in the last 52 meetings in Washington and 21-48 in the last 69 meetings.
Alcantara has been lights out all season long and he’s coming off a complete game against the Mets where he gave up just four hits and one run. Espino has been rough lately, allowing 37 hits and 23 earned runs in his last 29.2 innings. We’re getting plus money with an all-star pitcher on the mound. This line makes no sense, but I’m not asking questions. Give me the Marlins.