Miami Marlins at Washington Nationals Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/9/2014
Thursday, April 10, 4:05 PM on MASN
Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia
Miami - Koehler, T (1-0) vs. Washington - Zimmermann, J (0-0)
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Miami Marlins starting pitcher Tom Koehler will try to go to 2-0 when he goes up against Jordan Zimmermann and the Washington Nationals on Thursday in the last game of a three-game series.
Tom Koehler was impressive in his first start of the season, giving up just two runs over six innings of work against the San Diego Padres. Koehler gave up seven hits, struck out one and walked one and the Marlins ended up winning the game 8-2.
One Nats' hitter that Koehler will not be looking forward to facing is third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, who is 4-for-5 against the righty with a home run and two RBI in their matchups. Outfielders Jayson Werth and Bryce Harper also have hit home runs against Koehler in limited plate appearances.
Jordan Zimmermann got the no-decision when he faced the Atlanta Braves in his first start of the season. He only went five innings, but he did well by giving up just one run on four hits while striking out nine. He was getting over the flu in his start, so he was limited to just 81 pitches in the game.
Zimmermann has held Miami outfielder Giancarlo Stanton to just three hits in 20 matchups, but all three of those hits were home runs. Greg Dobbs has faced Zimmermann 15 times in his career and has five hits, including a double and a home run.
Miami Betting Trends
Miami is 4-2-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami is +3.0
Washington Betting Trends
Washington is 3-3-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Washington is +1.3
Injuries to Watch
03/28/14 3B Ed Lucas Hand 15-day DL (3/28)
03/28/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (3/21)
04/07/14 3B Ryan Zimmerman Shoulder questionable
04/06/14 LF Scott Hairston Oblique 15-day DL (4/6)
04/02/14 C Wilson Ramos Hand 15-day DL (4/1), expected to miss 4-8 weeks
03/30/14 P Doug Fister Back 15-day DL (3/23)
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 Miami
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