Welcome to Monday’s Marlins (40-53, +16 RD) vs. Nationals (43-49, -36 RD) game thread.
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- SS Miguel Rojas
- 3B Jon Berti
- 1B Jesús Aguilar
- RF Adam Duvall
- C Jorge Alfaro
- 2B Joe Panik
- LF Lewis Brinson
- CF Monte Harrison
- LHP Ross Detwiler (2021 season stats: 4.19 ERA, 3.70 FIP, 27.5 K%, 32.6 HardHit% in 34.1 IP)
Notes: As we feared, Jazz Chisholm Jr. (left shoulder contusion) and Garrett Cooper (left elbow sprain) have been placed on the 10-day IL. Soon-to-be ex-Marlin Starling Marte is getting an off day...The Marlins are 3-1 this season in games started by Detwiler, though he has averaged only 1 2⁄3 innings per start...Rojas is two hits away from surpassing Gary Sheffield for 17th place on the all-time Marlins hits list...The most well-rested options in the Marlins bullpen (haven’t pitched in at least two days) are Anthony Bass, Richard Bleier, Dylan Floro, Yimi García and David Hess.
- 2B Alcides Escobar
- SS Trea Turner
- RF Juan Soto
- 1B Josh Bell
- 3B Josh Harrison
- CF Andrew Stevenson
- LF Gerardo Parra
- C Tres Barrera
- LHP Jon Lester (2021 season stats: 5.54 ERA, 5.68 FIP, 14.1 K%, 39.4 HardHit% in 63.1 IP)
Notes: The thin Nats pitching staff has allowed double-digit runs in three of their last five games...Last time these clubs met, Kyle Schwarber was wreaking havoc from the leadoff spot en route to an All-Star selection. Big contrast in styles between him and Escobar. The veteran infielder is slashing .296/.333/.444 since being plucked out of the minors a few weeks ago...Longtime Marlins killer Ryan Zimmerman has been reduced to mostly pinch-hitting duty. He’s 4-for-38 at the plate over the last calendar month.
How to watch/listen/follow
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on 940 WINZ.
Brandon Liguori (@BrandonRLiguori) will provide in-game updates and handle the recap article.
Please submit your picks for the following props. The contest locks at first pitch.
- Which team gets the first hit? (Marlins/Nationals)
- Over/Under 4.5 Marlins runs? (Over/Under)
- Over/Under 2.5 flyouts hit to Starling Marte? (Over/Under)
- Will Isan Díaz reach base safely? (Yes/No)
- Who wins? (Marlins/Nationals)