Any hope Miami had for a possible playoff run ended on Saturday night with a loss to the Nationals, and the Marlins will look to prevent a sweep on Sunday afternoon against the Nationals. Nathan Eovaldi will oppose Stephen Strasburg on the mound.
Nathan Eovaldi (4.48 ERA, 3.43 FIP) could have lost his rotation spot for the tail end of the season, but Miami decided to stick with him on Sunday afternoon. In his last start against the Mets, Eovaldi went four and a third innings and allowed six runs. He allowed five runs in five and a third innings in his last start against the Nationals.
Stephen Strasburg (3.34 ERA, 3.00 FIP) tossed seven shutout innings in his last start against the Braves. He pitched seven innings and allowed one run in his last start against the Marlins.
|WASHINGTON NATIONALS||MIAMI MARLINS|
|Anthony Rendon - 3B||Christian Yelich - LF|
|Asdrubal Cabrera - 2B||Donovan Solano - 2B|
|Bryce Harper - CF||Casey McGehee - 3B|
|Adam LaRoche - 1B||Marcell Ozuna - CF|
|Kevin Frandsen - LF||Justin Bour - 1B|
|Danny Espinosa - SS||Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C|
|Jose Lobaton - C||Enrique Hernandez - RF|
|Nate Schierholtz - RF||Adeiny Hechavarria - SS|
|Stephen Strasburg - RHP||Nathan Eovaldi - RHP|
-Can the Marlins end the year strong? Miami will look to have some momentum heading into the offseason.
-Will Eovaldi pitch well? After an inconsistent year, the Marlins may slot Eovaldi into the third or fourth spots in the rotation.
Bold Prediction: Marlins def.