The MLB is back on the schedule today as the Washington Nationals will clash with the Miami Marlins. This will be the second game of a three-game set Wednesday night from Nationals Park. The Marlins will start this game with the 23-year old right-hander Sandy Alcantara, and the Nationals will counter with 30-year old right-hander Stephen Strasburg.
Miami Marlins Form
The Marlins are not playing well this season. Moreover, they have lost the last game with the Nationals with a score of 3-2. This Miami team showed some good performances in that game but that was not enough.
The Marlins will probably rely on Sandy Alcantara as he will make his 17th start of the season, looking to get back on track after a poor outing.
On the offensive side of the game, the Marlins score an average of 3.65 runs per game this season, placing them down at 29th in the Majors. The Miami pitching staff has a 4.39 team ERA, positioning them 13th in the MLB.
Washington Nationals Form
The Nationals are playing well this season. Moreover, they managed to win the first game with a score of 3-2. Also, this team has the in-form Stephen Strasburg and this game will be his 18th start.
Additionally, this Strasburg has enjoyed good success in the games against the Marlins throughout his career, filing a 19-7 record and a stifling 2.97 ERA in 188 innings.
On the offensive side of the game, the Malins score an average of 4.99 runs on the season. The Washington pitching has a pitching score at 4.57 team ERA, placing them 17th overall in the MLB.
The Marlins are showing some signs of progress lately but they fell short in the last game against the Nationals. On the other side, the Nationals have been playing well and they will have the in-form Stephen Strasbourg. Also, the Nats have 6 wins in a row now, so the momentum is on their side.
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