Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins 5-18-2023

Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins 5/18/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins 5/18/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The MLB National League East Division rivalry battle will get underway in Game 3 of 3 between the Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins at loanDepot Park in Miami, Florida, on Thursday afternoon.


Washington dropped to 18-25 overall and 10-11 on the road play following two successive road losses while sitting in dead last of the NL East with 8.5 games behind Atlanta in the first place.


The Nationals enter this closing game of a series after losing three of the previous five outings played, including the first two installments of a series to the Marlins.


On Wednesday, Washington scored three runs on nine hits after a 2-1 lead in the first two frames of action but failed to hold on, allowing Miami to score three more runs while adding just one run in a 3-4 road loss. 


Right-handed Pitcher Trevor Williams will be climbing up the hill to start for the Nationals in a series finale on Thursday.


The thirty-one-year-old righty starter is 1-1 on the season with 4.23 ERA, 1.30 WHlP, and 27 strikeouts while relinquishing 41 hits, nine free bases, and six home runs in 38.1 innings pitched.


Williams awarded Washington four victories in his last five starts while conceding 12 runs through his previous 23 innings pitched this season. 


Three starters, two relievers, and two batsmen of the Nationals are included in the injury list. Starters Stephen Strasburg (elbow) and Cade Cavalli (elbow) are on a 60-day lL, while SP Chad Kuhl (undisclosed) is on a 15-day lL.


Relief Pitchers Victor Arano (shoulder) and Tanner Rainey (elbow) are on a 60-day lL, while Catcher Israel Pineda (finger) and CF Victor Robles are on a 10-day injured list status.     


The Miami Marlins are staying in their home field looking for their fourth straight win with a victory over the Washington Nationals in the series finale on Thursday.


Miami improved to 22-21 overall and 13-11 at home, following three consecutive wins while taking second place in the NL East with 4.5 games behind Atlanta in the first place.


The Marlins won three straight matches, including the first two installments of a three-game series versus the Nationals last night.


Miami’s Starting Pitcher Edward Cabrera (3-3) retired six hitters and gave up two runs through five innings of work in the victory. OF Jorge Soler led the Fish with a two-run blast in the fourth frame.       


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The Miami Marlins’ management will give the ball to righty Eury Perez for his second significant league career start on Thursday.


The right-handed starter is 0-0 on the season with an ERA of 3.86, a WHlP of 1.29, and fanned out seven hitters while conceding four hits, two free walks, and two homers in pitching for 4.2 frames in his starts.


As the possible seventh choice of MLB.com, Perez fanned out seven batters in over 4.0 innings of work in his debut start.  


Starting Pitcher Max Meyer (elbow), RPs Tommy Nance (shoulder), and Nic Enright (illness) are on a 60-day lL, while starter Johnny Cueto (biceps), relievers Steven Okert (side), and Trevor Rogers (biceps) are on a 15-day lL.


Shortstop Jazz Chisholm (toe) and RF Avisail Garcia (back) are on a 10-day lL, while LF Jesus Sanchez (hamstring) is downgraded to not expected on Wednesday. 


Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins. The MLB Pick for this contest is Miami -155.


Despite missing OFs Jazz Chisholm Jr (toe) and Jesus Sanchez (hamstring) in this match-up, the Marlins can dominate the Nationals’ batters with a home-field advantage on Thursday.


After 43 games, Washington ranked 25th in OPS and 25th in runs scored, while Miami ranked 24th in OPS and 28th in runs scored for the season. The prediction is that the Miami Marlins will win 4-2.


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Washington Nationals vs Miami Marlins 5/18/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:10 PM ET


Location: loanDepot Park in Miami, Florida


Date: Thursday, May 18, 2023 




MLB Odds/Point Spread: Miami Marlins -155    


MLB Totals: 8.0


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