Tuesday, September 20, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark vs. Jose Fernandez
The Washington Nationals head to Marlins Park on Tuesday to take on the Miami Marlins. The probable pitchers are Tanner Roark for the Nationals and Jose Fernandez for the Marlins. The opening line for this game has Washington at +140 and Miami at -150. The over/under is 6.5. The Nationals have a 69-72-8 over/under mark and a 74-75-0 run line record, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Marlins are 72-77-0 against the run line and have a 74-70-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Nationals head into this game with a 88-61 record, and they are 42-33 on the road. Starting pitcher Tanner Roark has a 15-8 record with an ERA of 2.75 and a WHIP of 1.18. He has 157 strikeouts during his 193.1 innings pitched and he has given up 163 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.67. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.29 and they have allowed 386 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the pen while they've been struck out 440 times and walked 148 times this year. As a unit, Washington has given up 7.81 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 hitters per nine. They are 2nd in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.44. The Nationals pitchers have collectively given up 1,168 base hits and 514 earned runs. They have allowed 139 home runs this season and they allow 0.9 homers per nine innings as a staff. Washington as a pitching staff has walked 424 batters and struck out 1,361. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.53.
As a team, Washington is hitting .256, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .258 average on the road. The Nationals have a .428 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .326 which is good for 10th in the league. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.7 hits per contest. Daniel Murphy comes into this game hitting .348 and his on-base percentage is at .392. He has 184 hits this season along with 88 runs scored and 104 runs batted in. He's struck out 57 times and has walked 35 times. Wilson Ramos is hitting .302 and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 138 hits so far while scoring 55 runs and he's driven in 78. He has walked 35 times and has struck out 72 times. The Nationals have 1,296 hits, including 250 doubles and 190 home runs. They've stolen 110 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 35 times. Washington has walked 495 times this season and they've struck out 1,135 times as a unit. They've left 1,025 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 702 runs so far this year.
Miami comes into this game with a 36-35 home mark and a 74-75 overall record. With an ERA of 2.99, Jose Fernandez has a 15-8 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 241 strikeouts over the 174.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 146 hits. He has allowed 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.39. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.61 and they have given up 439 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Marlins bullpen while being struck out 517 times and walking 238 times this season. As a team, Miami has allowed 8.49 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.65 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,253 base knocks and 589 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 138 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Miami as a staff has walked 549 hitters and struck out 1,278. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 3.94.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .255 average at home. The Marlins hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.2 hits per contest. Martin Prado comes into this matchup batting .311 and he has an OBP of .365. He has 175 hits this year along with 68 runs scored and 70 RBI. He's struck out 65 times and has walked on 47 occasions. Christian Yelich is hitting .300 and he has an OBP of .376. He has collected 161 hits so far while he's scored 73 runs and drove in 93. He has earned a walk 64 times and has punched out 131 times. The Marlins as a unit have 1,371 base hits, including 246 doubles and 117 homers. They have 61 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 23 times. Miami as a team has walked 408 times this year and they have struck out 1,126 times. They've had 1,090 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They score 4.1 runs per game and have totaled 611 runs so far this season.
Washington Nationals Betting Trends
The Washington Nationals are 69-72-8 against the over/under so far this season
The Washington Nationals are 74-75-0 against the run line so far this season
Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 74-70-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Miami Marlins are 72-77-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/12/16 P Mat Latos Hamstring "?" for next scheduled start
09/09/16 P Stephen Strasburg Elbow out indefinitely
08/18/16 P Sammy Solis Shoulder 15-day DL (8/16)
03/31/16 P Aaron Barrett Elbow 60-day DL (4/1)
08/14/16 P Adam Conley Finger 15-day DL (8/14)
07/01/16 P Bryan Morris Back 60-day DL (5/25)
05/15/16 P Kendry Flores Shoulder 15-day DL (5/15)
04/04/16 P Raudel Lazo Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Marlins
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