Miami Marlins (36-40) vs. Washington Nationals (29-51)
July 4, 2022 11:05 am EDT
The Line: Washington Nationals -111 / Miami Marlins -120; Over/Under: -9.5
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The Miami Marlins and the Washington Nationals meet Monday in MLB action from Nationals Park. This will be the finale in a four-game weekend series. The Marlins won the first two installments in this set, then on Sunday Miami kept it going with a three-run victory in extras. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Miami posted two victories in the first pair of games in this series: 6-3 Friday and 5-3 in the Saturday matchup. On Sunday, the Marlins scored five runs across the ninth and 10th innings in a wild comeback win 7-4. Starter Pablo Lopez put up 6.1 innings with two earned on three hits and three walks.
Starter for the Marlins on Monday will be Braxton Garrett. Over his five starts so far Garrett is 1-3 with a 5.24 ERA. In 22.1 innings he has 13 earned on 32 hits and six walks with 22 strikeouts.
Over on the Nationals’ side, they had Saturday’s game briefly tied up at 2-2 but couldn’t hang on. In the Sunday matchup, the Nationals had five team hits and didn’t score until the seventh inning. Erick Fedde went 6.0 innings in the start with two earned on three hits and three walks.
As for the starter in Monday’s game, the Nationals will send out Patrick Corbin. Over his 16 starts this season Corbin is 4-10 with a 6.06 ERA. In 81.2 innings he has 55 earned on 109 hits and 30 walks with 75 Ks.
The Marlins are 4-1 in their last five versus a lefty starter and 30-65 in their last 95 road games. Miami is 1-5 in their last six in game four of a series.
Meanwhile, the Nationals are 45-92 in their last 137 overall and 20-49 in their last 69 at home. Washington is 3-9 in their last 12 in game four of a series.
PICK: I’m going to take a stab on the Nationals here. Probably not going near this one, but it should be a pretty fun game to watch. Corbin had a great start his last time up, bagging a win with 8.0 innings, one earned, five hits and two walks versus the Pirates—he’d been a little sketchy in the two starts before that, however. If Washington can get another start like that out of Corbin they’ll be in good shape.