Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins

Nationals’ ace Stephen Strasburg looks to rebound from a rough start as he takes the mound for Washington as the Nats face off against the surging Miami Marlins on Thursday, June 27th. Can Washington join the National League Wild Card hunt?

How to Watch

Where: Marlins Park, Miami, FL

When: Thursday, June 27th at 7:00 PM EST

How (TV/Radio): Marlins TV/Radio: Fox Sports Florida, WINZ 940 AM. Nationals TV/Radio: MASN, WJFK/106.7 FM.

Team Notes

Washington Nationals

Washington continues to float around .500 for the season, but on the road they are 17-21 this season in their first 38 games away from Nationals Park.

Washington has a 23.7% chance to reach the postseason in 2019 and a 1.0% chance to win the World Series according to Baseball Reference.

The Nationals have 17-1 odds to win the NL and dropped to 30-1 to take the World Series.

Miami Marlins

The Marlins are a surprising 20-17 in their last 37 games, after starting 10-30 in the team’s first 40 games in 2019.

Miami are essentially out of the playoff race with a >0.1% chance to reach the playoffs and a >0.1% probability to win the World Series.

The Marlins have 2500-1 odds to win the National League and have 5000-1 odds to take the World Series.

Pitcher Notes

Nationals: Stephen Strasburg (8-4, 3.79 ERA)

Strasburg has been in a slump, throwing three bad starts in his last four outings.

In his last start, Strasburg did capture a quality start with three earned runs allowed over six innings in a 4-3 win against the Braves.

  • In June, Strasburg’s ERA climbed to 5.87 for the month after two consecutive months under 3.50.
  • For the year, opposing hitters are batting .221 against the power right-hander.
  • The Nationals starter also saw a dip in his strikeout rate with 22 Ks in 23 innings.

Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (4-6, 3.51 ERA)

The Marlins rookie has rebounded well in June, posting a 2-1 record, allowing just six earned runs in his four starts this month.

Alcantara has struck out 23 hitters in his 25.2 June innings for a big bounceback for his K rate as opposed to the last two months.

  • In his last 11 innings at Marlins Park, Alcantara has struck out 12 hitters and allowed a .266 average.
  • Alcantara has posted three quality starts in his last four outings.
  • The Marlins starter has posted a 2.10 ERA in his last four starts.

Hitter Notes

Washington Nationals

The Nationals offense is hitting .265 in June, fueling the 13-7 record Washington has this month.

Against right-handers, the Nats are hitting .242 with 77 homers in 77 games.

  • OF Juan Soto is 4 for 9 with one homer and two RBI versus Alcantara.
  • OF Adam Eaton is 4 for 6 with one RBI and three walks against the Marlins’ starter.
  • 3B Anthony Rendon is 4 for 8 against Alcantara with one homer and five RBI.

Miami Marlins

In June, Miami’s offense has come alive hitting a season-best .256 with 20 home runs and 67 extra-base hits.

Against right-handed pitchers, the Marlins are hitting .238 with 45 homers in 76 games.

  • SS Miguel Rojas is 6 for 19 with one double against Strasburg.
  • 2B Starlin Castro is a disappointing 2 for 14 versus the Nats’ starter with seven strikeouts.
  • OF Brian Anderson is 1 for 10 versus Strasburg with three strikeouts.

Roster Notes

Washington Nationals

  • SP Jeremy Hellickson has been moved to the 60-day IL with right shoulder tendinitis and won’t be eligible to return until late July.
  • RP Trevor Rosenthal was released from the club due to poor performance this season.
  • 1B Ryan Zimmerman continues to rehab from plantar fasciitis and there is no return date set for the Nats.

Miami Marlins

  • SP Caleb Smith is close to returning from a hip issue but remains on the 10-day IL.
  • RP Drew Steckenrider has elbow inflammation and on the 60-day IL.
  • RP Riley Ferrell has been returned to the Houston Astros via the Rule 5 roster return rule after losing his roster spot.

Game Odds

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Moneyline

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Total Runs

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888Sport NJ +100 -121

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Run Line

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888Sport NJ -115 -106

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