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Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals: Game 161 Thread and Ichthyomancy

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After splitting Friday's double header, the Miami Marlins are set to take on the Nationals in game three of the series on Saturday afternoon. Nathan Eovaldi will oppose Stephen Strasburg on the mound.

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After winning the nightcap of Friday's double header, the Miami Marlins will look to take game three of the series on Saturday afternoon. Nathan Eovaldi will oppose Stephen Strasburg on the mound.

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS Nationals ERA FIP PROJ ERA
3.75 3.39 4.44 Eovaldi Strasburg 3.23 2.99 2.92

Nathan Eovaldi's starting job was in jeopardy a week and a half ago, but the Marlins decided to stick with him. Eovaldi went six innings and allowed two runs while striking out four in his last start against the Nationals.

Stephen Strasburg tossed seven shutout innings and struck out five in his last start against the Marlins.

Lineups

Today's Lineups

MIAMI MARLINS WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Christian Yelich - LF Denard Span - CF
Donovan Solano - 2B Anthony Rendon - 3B
Casey McGehee - 3B Jayson Werth - RF
Justin Bour - 1B Adam LaRoche - 1B
Enrique Hernandez - CF Ian Desmond - SS
Jordany Valdespin - RF Bryce Harper - LF
Adeiny Hechavarria - SS Wilson Ramos - C
Jeff Mathis - C Asdrubal Cabrera - 2B
Nathan Eovaldi - RHP Stephen Strasburg - RHP

Justin Bour remains at first base but will hit cleanup for the Marlins, who didn't have difficulty scoring runs on Friday night. Enrique Hernandez gets the start in center, with Jordany Valdespin getting the nod in right.

Jeff Mathis will give Jarrod Saltalamacchia a day off behind the plate.

Notes

-Can the Marlins score against Strasburg? After a poor start against Miami, Strasburg has pitched well against the Marlins.

-Will Bour, Hernandez capitalize on playing time? Both could win starting jobs next season.

Bold Prediction: Nationals def. Marlins 6-2