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    The Miami Marlins (22-21) have a 2-0 series lead and will go for a sweep of the Washington Nationals (18-25) on Thursday at LoanDepot park. The Marlins are favored (-151) against the underdog Nationals (+129) in the matchup, which begins at 1:10 PM ET. Miami’s Eury Perez and Washington’s Trevor Williams will start this matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Marlins vs. Nationals

    • Game Day: Thursday, May 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 1:10 PM ET
    • Location: Miami, Florida
    • Stadium: LoanDepot park
    Marlins vs Nationals Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Marlins -151 8

    How Do I Watch the Marlins vs. the Nationals?

    • TV Channel: BSFL

    Marlins Stats & Trends

    Marlins Batting

    • The Marlins rank 24th in MLB play with 39 home runs. They average 0.9 per game.
    • Miami ranks 14th in MLB with a .250 batting average.
    • The Marlins are 26th in MLB with an on-base percentage of .306.
    • Miami strikes out 8.6 times per game, the No. 13 mark in MLB.
    • The Marlins average 0.8 homers per game when playing at home this season (18 total in home contests).
    • Miami is slugging .386 with 2.4 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • At home this season the team averages 8.5 hits per game and is batting .262.

    Marlins Key Batters

    • Luis Arraez leads Miami with an OBP of .444, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .486. He’s batting .389 on the season.
    • He ranks first in batting average, first in on-base percentage, and 49th in slugging among all qualifying hitters in baseball.
    • Arraez hopes to build on a four-game hitting streak in this matchup. In his last five games he is batting .333 with three doubles, a walk and two RBI.
    • Jorge Soler leads Miami in total hits (36) this season while batting .240 with 20 extra-base hits. He’s slugging .520 with an on-base percentage of .321.
    • He ranks 113th in batting average, 111th in on-base percentage and 23rd in slugging in the majors.
    • Soler enters this matchup looking to extend his two-game hit streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .278 with two home runs, four walks and four RBI.
    • Jon Berti is batting .270 with a .361 slugging percentage and eight RBI this year.
    • Berti brings a two-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is hitting .278 with a double.
    • Bryan De La Cruz has three home runs, 14 RBI and a batting average of .288 this season.
    • De La Cruz has safely hit in 11 games in a row. In his last 10 outings he is batting .385 with four doubles, a home run, three walks and five RBI.

    Nationals Stats & Trends

    Nationals Batting

    • The Nationals have hit just 28 homers this season, which ranks 29th in the league.
    • Washington ranks eighth in MLB with a .260 team batting average.
    • The Nationals have the 13th-ranked on-base percentage in MLB this season (.324).
    • Washington is one of the best teams in baseball at making contact this season, ranking second with an average of 7.2 strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 0.8 home runs per game in their 21 road contests this season.
    • In 21 road games this season, it is slugging .383 with 47 hits going for extra bases.
    • In 21 road games this season, they have a batting average of .267 while averaging 9.3 base hits per contest.

    Nationals Key Batters

    • Luis Garcia has five doubles, a triple, three home runs and 11 walks while batting .262. He’s slugging .372 with an on-base percentage of .310.
    • Including all qualified hitters in the majors, he is 80th in batting average, 122nd in on-base percentage and 129th in slugging percentage.
    • Lane Thomas has racked up 45 hits to pace his team. He has a batting average of .281 while slugging .425 with an on-base percentage of .337.
    • His batting average is 46th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage is 78th, and he is 83rd in slugging.
    • Jeimer Candelario is hitting .247 with 11 doubles, a triple, four home runs and 12 walks.
    • Keibert Ruiz is hitting .236 with six doubles, three home runs and 10 walks.

    Marlins vs. Nationals Probable Pitchers

    Eury Pérez (MIA) Pitcher Trevor Williams (WSH)
    0 – 0 W/L 1 – 1
    4.2 IP 38.1
    3.86 ERA 4.23
    1.286 WHIP 1.304
    13.5 K/9 6.3
    3.9 BB/9 2.1

    Marlins vs. Nationals Injury Updates

    • Marlins: Jazz Chisholm: 10 Day IL (Toe), Jesús Sánchez: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Avisaíl García: 10 Day IL (Back), A.J. Puk: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Trevor Rogers: 15 Day IL (Forearm ), Johnny Cueto: 15 Day IL (Biceps), Tommy Nance: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Max Meyer: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Anthony Bender: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Nic Enright: 60 Day IL (Illness)
    • Nationals: Victor Robles: 10 Day IL (Back), Israel Pineda: 10 Day IL (Finger), Chad Kuhl: 15 Day IL (Foot), Stephen Strasburg: 60 Day IL (Ribs/shoulder), Tanner Rainey: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Cade Cavalli: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Victor Arano: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Marlins and Nationals (Last 10 Games)

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