Having already secured a series victory, the Miami Marlins will look to sweep the three game series with the division leading Washington Nationals in the final game of the set on Wednesday afternoon at Marlins Park. Brad Hand will oppose Tanner Roark on the mound.
|PROJ ERA||FIP||ERA||MARLINS||Nationals||ERA||FIP||PROJ ERA|
Brad Hand will continue to fight for a rotation spot as the Marlins remain interested in adding a starting pitcher before Thursday's deadline. In his last start against the Astros, Hand went seven and a third innings and didn't allow a run while walking two and striking out four.
In an April appearance against Washington, Hand gave up five runs in three innings.
Tanner Roark went seven innings and allowed just a run to complement six strikeouts in his last start against the Reds. He went seven innings and allowed three runs in his last start against the Marlins.
|WASHINGTON NATIONALS||MIAMI MARLINS|
|Denard Span - CF||Christian Yelich - LF|
|Anthony Rendon - 3B||Jordany Valdespin - 2B|
|Jayson Werth - RF||Giancarlo Stanton - RF|
|Adam LaRoche - 1B||Casey McGehee - 3B|
|Ian Desmond - SS||Garrett Jones - 1B|
|Bryce Harper - LF||Marcell Ozuna - CF|
|Wilson Ramos - C||Adeiny Hechavarria - SS|
|Danny Espinosa - 2B||Jeff Mathis - C|
|Tanner Roark - RHP||Brad Hand - LHP|
Garrett Jones returns to play first base, with Jeff Mathis getting the start behind the plate for the Marlins.
Jayson Werth returns to the lineup for the Nationals.
-How will Hand pitch? After a pair of solid outings, Hand continues to seek consistency.
-Could Miami sweep the first place Nationals? A sweep would put the Marlins four games out of first in the National League East.
Bold Prediction: Marlins def. Nationals 5-0