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- Schedule, Watch, Listen
- Probable Pitchers
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- What To Watch For
Schedule, Watch, Listen
Monday, September 13 at 7:05 pm
Tuesday, September 14 at 7:05 pm
Wednesday, September 15 at 1:05 pm
- TV broadcast for all 3 games: Bally Sports Florida
- Radio broadcast for all 3 games: 940 AM WINZ, WAQI 710
- Sandy Alcantara, Marlins starting pitcher on Monday Photo by Rhona Wise/USA TODAY Sports
- Paolo Espino, Nationals starting pitcher on Monday Photo by Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports
- Jesús Luzardo, Marlins starting pitcher on Tuesday Photo by Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports
- Erick Fedde, Nationals starting pitcher on Tuesday Photo by Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports
- Trevor Rogers, Marlins starting pitcher on Wednesday Photo by Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports
- Josh Rogers, Nationals starting pitcher on Wednesday Photo by Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports
- Alcantara: 3.24 ERA, 1.096 WHIP, 24.3 K%, 39.6 HardHit% in 180.2 IP
- Espino: 4.35 ERA, 1.187 WHIP, 20.4 K%, 42.6 HardHit% in 91.0 IP
- Luzardo: 6.72 ERA, 1.609 WHIP, 22.2 K%, 38.6 HardHit% in 77.2 IP
- Fedde: 5.31 ERA, 1.444 WHIP, 21.6 K%, 40.9 HardHit% in 117.0 IP
- T. Rogers: 2.73 ERA, 1.146 WHIP, 28.2 K%, 36.8 HardHit% in 118.2 IP
- J. Rogers: 3.65 ERA, 1.297 WHIP, 11.8 K%, 36.6 HardHit% in 12.1 IP
What to watch for on...
Monday: Miami’s ace, Sandy Alcantara.
- Alcantara’s last start: 9.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 14 K.
- The career-high 11 strikeouts Sandy got on Aug. 22 only stood for six days when he went out the next week and struck out 12 batters. It didn’t take him long to one-up himself once more, striking out 14 against the Mets last week. He was magnificent through nine innings, the only damage coming on a solo home run in the seventh inning. In addition to the 14 Ks, Alcantara also touched 102 MPH for the first time in his career.
Tuesday: The new Mr. Smile, Jesús Sánchez.
- Coming into this series, Sánchez has homered in three straight games. As Ely noted a few weeks ago, he’s having fun doing it.
- Sánchez also reminds me of Juan Soto in the box a bit, always moving around and a bit fidgety. Soto is one of the few familiar faces on the Nationals after their very active trade deadline.
Wednesday: Roberto Clemente Day across Major League Baseball.
- Baseball will celebrate the life and legacy of Roberto Clemente on Wednesday. The Great One collected exactly 3,000 hits over his 18 seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but even more impressive was his dedication to helping those in need.
- The Pirates and Puerto Rican-born players around the league wore Clemente’s No. 21 on the day they celebrated him last season. The nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award will also be announced on Wednesday. One player from every team is nominated annually, with the award going to the one player who best represents the game of baseball through sportsmanship, community involvement, and positive contributions on and off the field.
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