Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins Game One - 9/20/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Washington Nationals (19-31) at Miami Marlins (27-24)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, September 20, 2020 at 1:10 pm (Marlins Park)
Max Scherzer (4-3) (4.04) vs. Sandy Alcantara (2-2) (3.45)
The Line: Miami Marlins +134 / Washington Nationals -154 -- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Washington Nationals face the Miami Marlins on Sunday, September 20th at Marlins Park for game one of a doubleheader.
The Nationals and Marlins will wrap up their season series with a doubleheader on Sunday. The Marlins defeated the Nationals by the final score of 7-3 on Saturday in game three of their series. The Marlins now lead the season series five games to three, while they currently lead this home series 3-1. The Marlins are now three games above .500 at 27-24 on the year, which puts the team 2.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves in the NL East. The Nationals are now 12 games under .500 at 19-31, which puts them well in last place in the NL East standings. The Marlins will look to take the final two games at home in this doubleheader, but it will not be easy when they have to take on the Nats' ace in game one.
The Washington Nationals will send right-hander Max Scherzer to the mound to face the Marlins in game one of the doubleheader. Scherzer is 4-3 with a 4.04 ERA through his first 55.2 innings of the season with the Nationals. Scherzer is obviously having a down year when compared to previous seasons he has had in his career. With the Nationals left with nothing to play for, it will be interesting to see how Scherzer pitches in this one. Scherzer allowed six earned runs on nine hits in his last start against the Braves through 5.1 innings.
The Miami Marlins are set to bring right-hander Sandy Alcantara to the bump for game one. Alcantara is 2-2 with a 3.45 ERA through his first 28.2 innings of the season with the Marlins. Alcantara allowed one earned run through 6.0 innings in his most recent outing against the Boston Red Sox on September 15th.
The line has not yet been released for this game, so be sure to check back soon for updates regarding the odds. With Max Scherzer and Sandy Alcantara on the mound, this game should be quite the pitchers duel. I like the Marlins' chances to win this game, as the Nationals look very lifeless at the moment. Miami is playing for a postseason spot, and I think the Marlins can get to Scherzer in this one.