The Miami Marlins and the Washington Nationals get to run back their second-week matchups, except this time Miami will be the host team as the Fish host the Nats for a three-game set. Miami is looking to snap a seven-game losing streak and will send Brad Hand to the mound versus Jordan Zimmermann in a rematch from the second game of last week's series.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||nationals||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
One of these guys is not that good at Major League Baseball, but if you didn't know Zimmermann from, well, the other Zimmerman on the Nationals, you might think it was him. Hand isn't particularly good, and he struggled through 3 1/3 innings last week against the Nats before the bullpen really struggled through the remaining 4 2/3 innings. Zimmermann has obviously had problems in his two starts as well, as he has only pitched 6 2/3 innings thus far this season.
|WASHINGTON NATIONALS||MIAMI MARLINS|
|Anthony Rendon - 3B||Christian Yelich - CF|
|Kevin Frandsen - LF||Derek Dietrich - 2B|
|Jayson Werth - RF||Giancarlo Stanton - RF|
|Bryce Harper - CF||Garrett Jones - 1B|
|Ian Desmond - SS||Jeff Mathis - 3B|
|Tyler Moore - 1B||Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C|
|Danny Espinosa - 2B||Reed Johnson - LF|
|Sandy Leon - C||Adeiny Hechavarria - SS|
|Jordan Zimmermann - P||Brad Hand - P|
The Marlins will lead off Christian Yelich and Derek Dietrich is batting second, meaning all is almost right with the world in this matchup. Marcell Ozuna will sit this one out, as he nurses his injured foot from yesterday's incidental foul ball.
The Nationals' lineup looks pretty decent, even without the still-injured Ryan Zimmerman.
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Bold Prediction: Nationals def. Marlins 5-2