Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins 9/19/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/18/2014
Friday, September 19, 2014
Marlins Park in Miami
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Right-hander Doug Fister (14-6), who has won two games in a row, will make the start for the Washington Nationals on Friday night when they take on Tom Koehler (9-9) and the Miami Marlins.
Last Saturday, Doug Fister won his second game in a row when he defeated the New York Mets on the road. The right-hander pitched six innings in that start and gave up three runs (two earned) while walking one batter and striking out three. Fister has a very solid 2.55 ERA and he has only walked 22 batters in 148.1 innings this year.
Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia is 5-for-11 against Fister in his career with two doubles and a solo home run. Garrett Jones is just 1-for-6 against him with no walks and three strikeouts.
Tom Koehler picked up his fifth consecutive no decision on Sunday after pitching six pretty good innings against the Philadelphia Phillies on the road. He gave up three runs (two earned) in that game and walked one hitter while striking out two. He now has a 3.71 ERA on the year and he has given up just 163 hits in 179.1 innings.
Nats veteran Jayson Werth has three hits in his nine at-bats versus Koehler with two home runs and five RBI. Third baseman Anthony Rendon is just 1-for-5 against him with three walks and two strikeouts.
Injuries to Watch
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)
07/23/14 LF Ryan Zimmerman Hamstring 15-day DL (7/22)
03/29/14 P Ross Ohlendorf Back 60-day DL (3/26)
03/28/14 P Erik Davis Elbow 60-day DL (2/13)
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
Guy's Pick: Take Washington
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