MIAMI vs. WASHINGTON 5/26/2019 MLB Odds, Pick & Preview

The MIAMI and the WASHINGTON will both be gunning for a victory on 5/26/2019 at 1:35 PM when they meet in a game matchup.

GAME: Miami Marlins (16-33) at Washington Nationals (21-31)
DATE/TIME: Sunday, May 26 – 1:35 PM EST
WHERE: Nationals Park, Washington, District of Columbia

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TV: 1:35 p.m. ET, FS Florida (Miami), MASN (Washington)
PREDICTION: Marlins 4, Nationals 3

Oddsmakers currently have the WASHINGTON listed as point favorites versus the MIAMI, while the game’s total is sitting at .

The Washington Nationals figured out a way to overcome the league’s worst bullpen – get the starter to pitch a complete game. The Nationals will try to follow Patrick Corbin’s shutout and clinch the four-game series when they host the Miami Marlins on Sunday.

Washington’s bullpen owns a league-worst 7.09 ERA and surrendered five runs in as many innings before being bailed out by the offense in Friday’s 12-10 victory but got the day off on Saturday, when Corbin breezed through all nine innings while allowing four hits and walking one. The Nationals’ path back to contention relies heavily on a starting pitching staff that expects to be the best in the National League East, and ace Max Scherzer will take the mound in Monday’s finale after fellow right-hander Erick Fedde gets a turn on Sunday. The Marlins, who matched a season-high with 10 runs on Friday, went back to their light-hitting ways on Saturday while suffering their 10th shutout. Miami will try to find some support on Sunday for left-hander Caleb Smith, who has been the team’s best starter in 2019.

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PITCHING MATCHUP: Marlins LH Caleb Smith (3-1, 2.38 ERA) vs. Nationals RH Erick Fedde (0-0, 2.87)

Smith allowed three or fewer runs in each of his nine starts and two or fewer in eight of those outings. The 27-year-old struck out seven and did not walk a batter over five innings at Detroit on Tuesday while allowing two runs and three hits without factoring in the decision. Smith faced Washington at home on April 19 and scattered one run along with five hits over six innings while striking out eight to earn the win.

Fedde is starting in place of Anibal Sanchez (hamstring), who is scheduled for a side session on Sunday and could make a rehab start next week. Fedde was serving in a long relief role before making his first start of the season on Tuesday and holding the New York Mets to one run on four hits over five innings before watching the bullpen serve up five runs in a no decision. The 26-year-old made one appearance against Miami last season and yielded two runs on as many hits and four walks across 4 1/3 innings.


1. Nationals OF Juan Soto hit safely in his last nine games and is 8-for-11 over the last three contests.

2. Miami OF Harold Ramirez is 9-for-20 with six runs scored over his last five contests.

3. Washington made some bullpen changes on Saturday by recalling RHP James Bourque from Double-A Harrisburg and optioning RHP Joe Ross to Triple-A Fresno.

PREDICTION: Marlins 4, Nationals 3

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