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Marlins vs. Nationals: Game 28 Thread and Icthy

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The Marlins are hoping to earn their second series victory over the Nationals already this season in the final game of this series.

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Coming off a 2-1 win Tuesday night in D.C., Miami will try to continue their early season success over the Nationals. The Fish have an opportunity to take their second series against Washington. Miami's Tom Koehler (2-2) will start on the mound against Washington's Max Scherzer (1-3).

Pitching Matchup
PROJ ERA FIP ERA MARLINS NATIONALS ERA FIP PROJ ERA
4.40 4.82 4.67 Koehler Scherzer 1.26 1.88 2.61

In Koehler's last outing, he only made it throught five innings, allowing three runs off of four hits. He'll look to rebound from that start by taking on the Nationals, a team he's already proven to be successful against this season.

Despite suffering a loss, Scherzer allowed only one run through seven innings of of five hits in his last appearance.


Lineups

WASHINGTON NATIONALS MIAMI MARLINS
Denard Span - CF Dee Gordon - 2B
Ian Desmond - SS Martin Prado - 3B
Yunel Escobar - 3B Giancarlo Stanton - RF
Bryce Harper - RF Marcell Ozuna - CF
Ryan Zimmerman - 1B Justin Bour - 1B
Wilson Ramos - C J.T. Realmuto - C
Danny Espinosa - 2B Ichiro Suzuki - LF
Michael Taylor - LF Adeiny Hechavarria - SS
Max Scherzer - RHP Tom Koehler - RHP

Gordon will lead off once again, looking to continue his incredible hitting streak. The Miami bats are hoping to provide enough firepower to outlast the Nationals today. Justin Bour will stay in the lineup over Mike Morse again.

The Nationals will hope to get their bats going after producing only one run in Tuesday night's game.

Notes

-Can the Fish complete their second series victory over the Nationals this season? The Marlins have won 4 out of 5 games against Washington this year.

-Will Koehler be able to keep the Nationals' bats in check? He has a chance to earn his third win on the year.

Bold Prediction: Marlins win their second in a row, beating the Nationals 4-3.