Merrill has been COOKIN this season hitting this under pretty easily in his last 6 of 7 games averaging 1.71 earned runs per game. Especially away. He has let us more than 2 earned runs in a game this season away from home and averages only 1 run per start. That's including facing the Rockies in Colorado.
Today, he's going against a Nationals squad who he shut down for only 1 run in 7 innings last game and have beens struggling at the plate in their last 4 games averaging 3 runs per game TOTAL against worse pitchers than Merrill Kelly.