Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 4/14/2014
Tuesday, April 15, 7:10 PM on MAS2, FSFL
Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
Washington - Strasburg, S (1-1) vs. Miami - Koehler, T (1-1)
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The Marlins and Tom Koehler (1-1) aim to remedy a recent skid as they welcome Stephen Strasburg (1-1) and Washington to town Tuesday night. Strasburg makes his 4th start of the year and looks to answer whether he's turned the corner or just had a fluke outing against the Marlins last time out. The 25-year-old right hander has an ERA of 4.24 on the year after surrendering 7 runs in just 10.1 innings through his 1st two starts. Game 3 was much better after shutting down Miami to just 1 ER and 3 hits over 6.2 innings on April 10th for his first win of the season.
Strasburg has faced the Marlins more than any other team in his career, posting a 7-3 record over 15 starts. He has posted a 3.69 ERA over that span and has fanned 80 batters in 78 IP. Miami 1B Garrett Jones has been particularly baffled by Strasburg, striking out 9 times in 15 AB while Giancarlo Stanton does have 2 HR in his 24 AB and a .333 average.
Koehler has gone 6 innings in both of his starts this season, allowing just 2 runs both times but still stuck with a 1-1 record. He struck out 6 Washington batters his last time out on April 10th but the Miami bullpen gave up 5 runs in the 8th to put any chance of victory out of reach.
The 27-year-old Koehler has faced Washington 3 times in his career but has tasted victory just once. The right-hander has given up 10 runs in 17 innings even though the current Marlins have hit under .300 against the pitcher. The damage is mostly due to 6 players failing to get a hit yet in a limited 13 AB. Scott Hairston (.333), Adam LaRoche (.429), Jayson Werth (.375), and Ryan Zimmerman (.500) have all had success in extended appearances against Koehler.
Washington Betting Trends
Washington is 8-4-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Washington is +0.8
Miami Betting Trends
Miami is 8-4-1 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Miami is +0.2
Injuries to Watch
04/13/14 CF Denard Span Concussion 7-day DL (4/12)
04/13/14 3B Ryan Zimmerman Thumb 15-day DL (4/13)
04/13/14 LF Jeff Kobernus Hand 60-day DL (4/12)
04/06/14 LF Scott Hairston Oblique 15-day DL (4/6)
04/02/14 C Wilson Ramos Hand 15-day DL (4/1)
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)
04/09/14 P Jacob Turner Shoulder 15-day DL (4/4)
03/28/14 3B Ed Lucas Hand 15-day DL (3/28)
03/28/14 2B Rafael Furcal Hamstring 15-day DL (3/21)
Tony's Pick: Take Washington
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