Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals Prediction, 5/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.
Nationals Park is the venue where Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals (9-12, 5th in NL East) will play the Miami Marlins (11-13, 4th in NL East) on Sunday.
As a team, the Miami Marlins are putting up 4.3 runs per game, which is 14th in the league. They have tallied 103 runs scored and hold an OBP of .308. The Marlins have accumulated 35 doubles as a team and have knocked 21 balls out of the park. They have 97 RBI's as well as 186 hits for the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .231. Miami has a slugging percentage of .366 and have been rung up 243 times, while being walked on 79 occasions.
The Marlins have compiled a team ERA of 3.50 on the year (8th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 211 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 73 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.89 as a unit on the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.89 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.12. Marlins pitchers have given up 25 home runs and 91 total runs (5th in MLB).
The Marlins have dispatched 91 relievers to the hill so far this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 24 runners for the season and 37.5% of those players ended up scoring. They have 4 saves so far this season and have not converted 7 of their 11 save opportunities. The Marlins bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 36.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 18 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 7 holds this season (26th in baseball). Marlins bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 16 times in addition to having 30 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Miami Marlins have accounted for 641 putouts for the season, in addition to 208 assists and 14 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which has them sitting 16th in baseball, and have accumulated 161 double plays. The Marlins have converted 72.6% of balls in play into outs in their 1,923 innings on the field, which has them sitting 4th in baseball.
Rogers has taken the mound for 56 frames and has tallied 77 strikeouts so far in his career. Rogers (4-3 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.18 while facing 239 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.70 (23 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.304. He has given up 50 hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 23 free passes.
The Washington Nationals have compiled a team on-base percentage of .313 and a team batting average of .246 this year. They have struck out on 177 instances (29th in baseball) and have notched a total of 168 hits. Washington is sitting with 20 long balls on the year and 73 runs batted in. The Nationals hold a slugging percentage of .378 and they average 3.57 runs per contest (28th in MLB). They have put up 28 doubles, while walking 55 times as well as racking up 75 runs.
The Nationals hold a team WHIP of 1.281 in addition to having a FIP of 5.03 as a squad for the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.39 (179 strikeouts vs 75 bases on balls). They sit at 2nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 153. They have given up 34 long balls and they allow 4.90 runs per 9 innings (22nd in MLB). The Washington pitching staff have yielded 97 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.45 (88 earned runs relinquished).
With 11 save situations, the Nationals have 7 holds and 1 blown save. Washington has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 4 save chances and they have earned 3 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 13 times in high leverage situations and on 9 occasions with runners on base. Washington bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 37.5% out of their 16 inherited base runners. They are ranked 9th in MLB with a save rate of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 71 relievers onto the diamond for the season.
The Washington Nationals have turned 14 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (9th in professional baseball). The Nationals have accrued 159 assists, 10 errors and have earned a total of 534 putouts during this campaign. In their 1,602 innings on the field, the Nationals have a efficiency on defense of 72.7% (3rd in the majors).
Scherzer (176-95 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.21 ERA and has conceded 7.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.36 and he has gone up against 9,689 opposing hitters during his career. He has allowed 851 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.098 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.2. During his MLB career, Scherzer has surrendered 1,975 hits while earning 2,822 strikeouts in 2,387 frames.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Washington
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