Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins 9/21/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 9/20/2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Marlins Park in Miami
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Sunday afternoon, the Washington Nationals will give the ball to Stephen Strasburg (12 -11, 3.34 ERA) as they take on the Miami Marlins and Nathan Eovaldi (6 -12, 4.48 ERA). It will be the 33rd start for Strasburg and the 32nd for Eovaldi.
Stephen Strasburg was brilliant his last time out and his performance earned him the win. Strasburg hurled 7 innings of shutout ball and held the opposition to just 5 hits. He struck out 7 without issuing a single walk. Strasburg has been on a tear as of late and is 5 - 3 in his last 10 starts. Last season, Strasburg started 30 games en route to an 8 – 9 record and a 3.00 ERA.
In 2013, Strasburg was 2 -1 with a 5.48 ERA in 5 starts against the Marlins. This year, Strasburg is 1 -2 in 3 starts against Miami.
Nathan Eovaldi was torched his last time out as he took the loss yet again. In just 4.1 innings of work, Eovaldi allowed 6 runs on 6 hits as he walked 2 batters and struck out 2. Eovaldi has lost 6 of his last 7 starts and hasn’t won a game since early August. In his last 10 starts, he is just 1 – 6. 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 Washington. In 2 starts this season against the Nationals, Eovaldi is 1 - 0.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
Washington Nationals are 75-65-13 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Washington Nationals is 0.8
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
Miami Marlins are 81-61-11 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami Marlins is -0.2
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)
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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