Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals 9/27/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 9/26/2014
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Nationals Park in Washington D.C.
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Saturday afternoon, Nathan Eovaldi (6 – 13, 4.44 ERA) takes the hill for the Miami Marlins as they face Stephen Strasburg (13 – 11, 3.23 ERA) and the Washington Nationals. Eovaldi makes his 33rd start as Strasburg makes his 34th.
Nathan Eovaldi took a hard luck loss in his last outing. In 6 innings of work, Eovaldi surrendered 2 runs on 7 hits. He struck out 4 without issuing any walks. But Eovaldi didn’t get any run support from his offense and he paid the price. The line for Eovaldi in recent weeks looks horrible as it shows the last win for him back in early August. He is 1 - 7 in his last 10 starts. Last season, Eovaldi posted a record of 4 – 6 with a 3.39 ERA in 18 starts.
In 2013, Eovaldi went 1 – 2 with a 6.00 ERA in 3 starts against the Nationals. This season, he is 1 - 1 in 3 starts against Washington, including his last outing.
Stephen Strasburg notched his 2nd straight victory in his last outing. Strasburg held the opposition scoreless over 7 innings as he gave up just 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5. It was the 2nd straight start that Strasburg has kept his opponents off the scoreboard. He’s been solid as of late and will bring a 6 -2 record in his last 10 starts into this one. Last season, Strasburg went 8 – 9 with an ERA of 3.00 in 30 starts.
In 2013, Strasburg was 2 -1 with a 5.48 ERA in 5 starts against the Marlins. In the 2014 campaign, he is 2 - 2 in 4 outings including his last one.
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 82-65-11 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Miami Marlins is -0.2
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 76-69-13 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Washington Nationals is 0.8
Injuries to Watch
09/12/14 RF Giancarlo Stanton Facial out for season
07/18/14 P Kevin Gregg Elbow 60-day DL (7/14)
06/22/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (6/20), out for season
05/13/14 P Jose Fernandez Elbow 15-day DL (5/10), out for season
09/26/14 CF Denard Span Knee is upgraded to expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. Miami Marlins
09/26/14 RF Jayson Werth Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. Miami Marlins
08/07/14 P Taylor Jordan Elbow 60-day DL (8/5)
08/05/14 LF Nate McLouth Shoulder 60-day DL (8/2); out for season
07/25/14 P Matt Purke Elbow 60-day DL (7/25)
03/29/14 P Ross Ohlendorf Back 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Erik Davis Elbow 60-day DL (2/13)
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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