Miami Marlins (75-82) at Washington Nationals (92-64)
|Date & Time||Friday September 26, 2014, 7:05 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Washington Nationals -160 / Miami Marlins +150 --- Over/Under: 8
The Washington Nationals look to stay on the winning track versus the Miami Marlins in game two of their DH.
The Miami Marlins haven't been setting the world on fire and I'm sure they are looking forward to the end of the season with their struggles over the past week or so. The Marlins got in to the win column Thursday as they rallied past Philadelphia 6-4 for their second win in seven contests but that was a rare productive night at the plate to give the pitching some support. Consistency at the plate hasn't been a strength and is an area the Fish will need to address in the offseason as they are already looking for ways to improve. Andrew Heaney makes his 5th start and has gone 0-3 with a 5.44 ERA.
The Washington Nationals have claimed the National East title awhile ago and still haven't let up. The Nationals dropped a 7-4 decision to the visiting Mets on Thursday yet have still won nine of eleven heading in to their doubleheader. The interesting thing about the Nats is they haven't been dominating at the plate in the final weeks but their pitching has been some of the best in the game in this stretch. It's been their work at the plate that has prevented losing streaks and it's twice as dangerous because the Nationals can win even if the offense struggles. Rookie Taylor Hill makes his first career start in game two of their twin bill. Taylor has thrown 4.1 innings in relief with no record and a 4.15 ERA.
Not a thing we can look at that will help us decide what's up with the pitching. This is a game that I'm sure the players want to win but it's something of a throw away game...