Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals: Prediction 3/10/23

Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals: Prediction 3/10/23

The Miami Marlins will face off against the Washington Nationals at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on March 10, 2023. Both teams have had a slow start to the spring season, with the Marlins posting a 1-9 record and the Nationals a 4-6 record. In this preview, we will analyze both teams' pitching, hitting, and injuries to help make a prediction on the winner of the game.

Miami Marlins

Pitching: The Marlins have struggled on the mound this spring season, posting a team ERA of 6.59, the worst in the league. Their pitching staff has allowed 77 hits and 32 walks while striking out 78 batters. Devin Smeltzer has been the only bright spot on the Marlins pitching staff, earning their only win of the spring season and posting a 7.71 ERA.

Hitting: Miami's hitters have also struggled to start the spring season, batting just .214 as a team with four home runs and 31 runs scored. Avisail Garcia has been their best hitter so far, with a .313 batting average and one home run.

Injuries: The Marlins have five players on their injury report, including Charles Leblanc, Tommy Nance, Tanner Scott, A.J. Puk, and Nicholas Enright. Leblanc and Nance are both listed as day-to-day, while Scott and Puk are also day-to-day but missed Sunday's game. Enright is out for an undisclosed amount of time.

Washington Nationals

Pitching: The Nationals pitching staff has been solid this spring season, posting a team ERA of 4.23. They have allowed 95 hits and 30 walks while striking out 86 batters. Jordan Weems and Devin Smeltzer have both earned a win this spring season, with Weems posting a 7.71 ERA and Smeltzer posting a 7.71 ERA as well.

Hitting: Washington's hitters have been more productive than Miami's, batting .251 as a team with six home runs and 44 runs scored. Luis Garcia and Matt Adams have both hit one home run this spring season, with Adams leading the team with two RBIs.

Injuries: The Nationals have four players on their injury report, including Cole Henry, Derek Hill, Jackson Tetreault, and Robert Hassell III. All four players are out, with Hassell III being the most recent addition after suffering an injury on March 9th. Victor Robles is also listed as day-to-day.

Prediction:

Based on the analysis above, the Washington Nationals have the advantage in both pitching and hitting. Their pitching staff has been more effective than Miami's, while their hitters have been more productive. The Marlins' injuries have also hurt their chances of winning this game. Therefore, we predict that the Washington Nationals will win this game.

Pick: Washington Nationals

Final Score Prediction: Washington Nationals 6, Miami Marlins 2

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