Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins
|Date & Time||Thursday June 27, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
Washington Nationals: -1.5 (-115) / Miami Marlins: 1.5 (-105)
The Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins meet in the finale of their three game NL East division set in MLB action from Marlins Park on Thursday.
The Washington Nationals will look to complete the sweep after taking the first two games of the series, including a 7-5 win in game two on Wednesday. Matt Adams had a home run and three RBIs while Anthony Rendon added two RBIs in the winning effort. Trea Turner and Adam Eaton each had two hits while Victor Robles chipped in a double to finish off Washington’s offense as a team in the victory. Patrick Corbin gave up one run on three hits while striking out nine over seven innings of work, picking up the win to improve to 7-5 on the year. Sean Doolittle closed out the 9th for his 17th save of the season. Stephen Strasburg will start game three and is 8-4 with a 3.79 ERA and 120 strikeouts this season. In his career, Strasburg is 18-7 with a 2.88 ERA and 193 strikeouts against Miami.
The Miami Marlins will look to salvage a win after dropping game two of the set on Wednesday. Curtis Granderson had a triple and three RBIs while Bryan Holaday and Harold Ramirez added an RBI as well in the losing effort. Garrett Cooper, Yadiel Rivera and Zac Gallen each had base hits as well in the loss for the Marlins. Gallen took the loss, falling to 0-1 on the year after allowing three runs on four hits while striking out eight over five innings of work. Sandy Alcantara will start game three and is 4-6 with a 3.51 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. In his career, Alcantara is 0-3 with a 9.00 ERA and 8 strikeouts against Washington.
Washington is 39-12 in Strasburg’s last 51 division starts and 6-2 in their last 8 games overall while the under is 19-7-1 in Strasburg’s last 27 road starts. Miami is 1-6 in Alcantara’s last 7 home starts and 2-9 in their last 11 home games while the over is 5-1-1 in their last 7 home games. Washington is 22-7 in Strasburg’s last 29 starts against Miami and 5-0 in Strasburg’s last 5 road starts against Miami.
The plus money is worth a look since Alcantara has given up one earned run or less in four of his last five starts. However, Alcantara’s had no luck in his career against the Nationals, and the Nats have been the stronger team in the first two games of the set. Strasburg has been touched up lately, but he’s had a lot of success in his career against the Fish, including eight shutout innings at Marlins Park earlier this season, so I’ll side with Washington for the sweep and to get rid of some of the heavy juice, I’ll back the Nationals on the RL.