Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (16-31) vs. Nationals (19-31) game thread.
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- LF Curtis Granderson
- RF Garrett Cooper
- 3B Brian Anderson
- 1B Neil Walker
- 2B Starlin Castro
- CF Harold Ramírez
- C Jorge Alfaro
- SS Miguel Rojas
- P Pablo López
Notes: Bryan Holaday is in the majors for the first time this season, replacing Chad Wallach, who suffered a concussion (eligible to return from injured list on June 1)...Lewis Brinson—remember him?!—is producing for Triple-A New Orleans. His .271/.378/.514 slash line translates to a 120 wRC+ in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, with four homers over the past eight games. As well as things are going for the Fish, finding out what they have in players like Brinson remains this season’s No. 1 priority. He’ll be recalled shortly if this hot streak continues...Folks are still buzzing about Cooper’s dramatic grand slam. His postgame interview with FOX Sports Florida detailed his mindset in that big moment.
FOX Sports Florida's @CraigMinervini catches up with @Marlins outfielder @coopaloop1 after he delivered the game-winning grand slam to down the Detroit Tigers on Thursday afternoon. #JuntosMiami #MLB #OurColores pic.twitter.com/4zODsJMZmk— FOX Sports Florida (@FOXSportsFL) May 23, 2019
- SS Trea Turner
- RF Adam Eaton
- 3B Anthony Rendon
- LF Juan Soto
- 1B Matt Adams
- 2B Brian Dozier
- CF Víctor Robles
- C Yan Gomes
- P Kyle McGowin
Notes: The No. 30 prospect in the Nationals farm system according to MLB Pipeline, McGowin will be making his second career major league start. He has below-average velocity and figures to rely heavily on his slider and changeup to generate weak contact...Last May, Kyle Barraclough was virtually unhittable as a setup man with the Marlins. This May, he and the other Washington relievers are leading culprits for the team’s underachievement. The right-hander who the Fish traded last October for international bonus pool money has been awful (18.1 IP, 5.40 ERA, 5.42 FIP, -0.98 WPA). Although he can be retained via arbitration for two more seasons, the Nats would simply non-tender him if this performance doesn’t turn around.
Update on Nationals' bullpen, via @PaulHembo... ELIAS: The Nationals differential between their bullpen ERA (7.02) and starter ERA (3.89) of 3.13 is the largest through 50 games since the 1952 Philadelphia Athletics had a 3.18 difference (6.97 bullpen, 3.79 starters).— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) May 23, 2019
How to watch/listen/follow
The game gets underway at 7:05 p.m. ET. Watch on FOX Sports Florida and via MLB.TV or listen on 940 WINZ.
Please comment below or tweet to @fishstripes with your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.
- Which team scores first? (Marlins/Nationals)
- Over/Under 4.5 Marlins runs? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 96.5 pitches for Pablo López? (Over/Under)
- Will Jorge Alfaro reach base safely? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Nationals)