5* MLB RUN LINE MASSACRE GAME OF THE YEAR
Washington vs. Miami,
08/28/2012 19:10 EDT,
Score: 0 - 9
Point Spread: -1½/-115 Washington
5* MLB RUN LINE MASSACRE GAME OF THE YEAR: Nationals -1.5 (-115)
Washington comes into Tuesday's game against the Marlins, having lost four straight. There's no question this team is going to be motivated to put an end to their losing ways, and what better starter to turn things around than ace Stephen Strasburg.
Strasburg led the Nationals to a 4-1 win over the Braves in his last start (Team's last win), and I look for Washington to have no trouble winning tonight's game by at least 2 runs. The Nationals have won by 2+ in each of Strasburg's last four starts. He has already beat the Marlins twice this season by 2+ and is a solid 4-1 with a 1.56 ERA over 7 career starts vs the Nationals.
It just so happens his opponent is once again Ricky Nolasco, who has opposed him in each of his last two starts vs Miami. Nolasco is 0-2 vs. Washington this season, allowing 8 runs on 14 hits over 11.3 innings of work. Nolasco has struggled all season, as he is 9-12 with a 5.07 ERA overall.
Washington is 11-1 in Strasburgs last 12 road starts with the total set at 7.0-8.5, 14-3 in Strasburgs last 17 starts as a road favorite, and 10-3 in Strasburgs last 13 starts vs. National League East! BET THE NATIONALS!