The Miami Marlins and the Washington Nationals meet Wednesday in MLB action from Nationals Park. This will be the final installment in a three-game series. Miami took a shutout win in the Monday opener, then on Tuesday the Nationals bagged a six-run victory to even it up. Check back all season long for free MLB picks at Sports Chat Place.
Miami posted two insurance runs in the top of the ninth on Monday, helping secure a 3-0 shutout win. In the Tuesday game, the Marlins had just four hits with two errors in an 8-2 defeat. Jesus Luzardo put up 4.1 frames with four earned, seven hits and two walks.
For the Wednesday starting pitcher role, the Marlins will send out Trevor Rogers. Across his 118.2 innings this year Rogers has 93 hits, 40 runs (36 earned), six homers allowed, 43 walks, 138 Ks and a 2.73 ERA.
Over on the Nationals’ side, they couldn’t find any offense in the Monday opener, posting just two team hits on the night. In the Wednesday game, Washington came alive with 14 team hits during the victory. Erick Fedde lasted 5.0 innings with three hits and one earned run.
Starting pitcher for the Nationals on Wednesday will be Josh Rogers. Over two starts this year Rogers has a 1-0 record with a 3.65 ERA and six Ks and 12.1 innings of work.
The Marlins are 16-39 in their last 55 road games versus a lefty starter and 14-37 in their last 51 road games. The under is 4-0 in Miami’s last four in game three of a series as well.
Meanwhile, the Nationals are 10-3 in their last 13 Wednesday games and 19-47 in their last 66 overall. Washington is also 2-9 in their last 11 in game three of a series.
PICK: I’m going to try Miami. Josh Rogers has put up five earned on 12 hits and four walks over his two starts in a span of 12.1 frames. It’s a little too early to tell how he’ll do for the rest of the season but the early returns haven’t been bad. As for Trevor Rogers, he was a little spotty in his last outing (four earned in 4.1 innings) but had been on a decent run prior to that. I like Miami’s Rogers to get the better of the battle here.