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Marlins vs. Nationals Series Preview

All the details for the Marlins 3-game series against the Nationals.

Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas (19) takes out Washington Nationals catcher Alex Avila (6) and throws to first base against the Washington Nationals during the sixth inning at loanDepot Park. Photo by Sam Navarro/USA TODAY Sports

After a weekend full of wild weather in Philadelphia, the Miami Marlins begin a three-game series against the Washington Nationals. Manager Don Mattingly announced that it will be a bullpen game Monday on Monday. Trevor Rogers and Sandy Alcantara are to follow on Tuesday and Wednesday.

In this series preview, you’ll get all the details:

  • Schedule, Watch, Listen
  • Probable Pitchers
  • Recent Lineups
  • What To Watch For

Update: Sandy Alcantara was placed on the bereavement list prior to Tuesday’s game and will not make his scheduled start on Wednesday. Sending good thoughts to Sandy and his family.

Schedule, Watch, Listen

Monday, July 19 at 7:05 pm

Tuesday, July 20 at 7:05 pm

Wednesday, July 21 at 7:05 pm

  • TV broadcast for all 3 games: Bally Sports Florida
  • Radio broadcast for all 3 games: 940 AM WINZ, WAQI 710

Probable Pitchers

Monday: LHP Ross Detwiler vs. LHP Jon Lester

  • Detwiler: 4.19 ERA, 1.223 WHIP, 27.5 K%, 32.6 HardHit% in 34.1 IP
  • Lester: 5.54 ERA, 1.737 WHIP, 14.1 K%, 39.4 HardHit% in 63.1 IP

Tuesday: LHP Trevor Rogers vs. RHP Paolo Espino

  • Rogers: 2.31 ERA, 1.066 WHIP, 30.0 K%, 37.2 HardHit% in 101.1 IP
  • Espino: 3.33 ERA, 1.065 WHIP, 16.6 K%, 42.9 HardHit% in 46.0 IP

Wednesday: RHP Sandy Alcantara vs. RHP Erick Fedde

  • Alcantara: 3.23 ERA, 1.153 WHIP, 21.3 K%, 37.6 HardHit% in 119.2 IP
  • Fedde: 5.32 ERA, 1.439 WHIP, 20.8 K%, 39.5 HardHit% in 66.0 IP

Recent Lineups

MIA recent lineups: Chisholm Jr., Marte, Cooper, Aguilar, Duvall, Rojas, Alfaro, Panik. MIA Bench: Díaz, Berti, Sierra, Harrison, León. MIA IL: Anderson, Devers. WAS recent lineups: Escobar, Turner, Soto, Bell, Harrison, Mercer, Rivera, Robles. WAS Bench: Zimmerman, Parra, Barrera, Hernandez. WAS Restricted List: Castro. WAS IL: Schwarber, Gomes, Avila.
Please note that both the Marlins and Nationals lineups listed here are by default the projections vs. RHP. The columns to the right with a red header are past lineups vs. LHP. Similarly, the columns to the right with a blue header are past lineups vs. RHP.

What to watch for on...

Monday: Red hot Juan Soto.

  • Soto doesn’t believe in the Home Run Derby curse. In fact, he believed it would help fix his swing.
  • In the three games since the All-Star Break, Soto has gone 7-for-13 with one double and three home runs. He’s driven in six runs, walked twice, and struck out three times. A hot bat in Childish Bambino’s hands is great for the Nationals and baseball fans everywhere, just not for opposing pitchers.

Tuesday: Welcome back All-Star Trevor Rogers.

  • Rogers in All-Star Game: 1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (0 ER), 0 BB, 1 K.
  • It’s been a rough week for the Marlins that has been full of injuries and the disappointment of the inability to reach an extension with centerfielder Starling Marte. The one bright spot? Watching Rogers pitch every few days. Don’t miss out on this week’s bit of excitement.

Wednesday: Can Sandy Alcantara bounce back?

  • Alcantara’s last outing (July 16 vs. Phillies): 3.0 IP, 4 H, 5 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 3 K.
  • He hasn’t looked sharp recently and it’s been frustrating. Over his last four starts, Alcantara’s ERA is nearing 5.00 with opposing batters collecting a .778 OPS. In his most recent start against the Nationals, he went 5.1 innings and allowed 4 earned runs. Let’s hope he can get it together on Wednesday night.


How will this series play out?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Marlins sweep, 3-0
    (0 votes)
  • 36%
    Marlins win, 2-1
    (4 votes)
  • 54%
    Nationals win, 2-1
    (6 votes)
  • 9%
    Nationals sweep, 3-0
    (1 vote)
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