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Marlins vs. Nationals Series Preview

The Fish wrap up their road trip with 3 games against the Nationals.

Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas (19) gets the force out of Washington Nationals first baseman Josh Bell (19) in the 9th inning at loanDepot park.  Photo by Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports

After a series in Atlanta, the Miami Marlins begin a series against the Washington Nationals. The teams will battle it out and look to escape the fifth-place spot in the NL East.

This series preview will give you all the details:

  • Schedule, Watch, Listen
  • Probable Pitchers
  • Recent Lineups
  • 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

Probable Pitchers

Monday: RHP Sandy Alcantara vs. RHP Paolo Espino

  • 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

Tuesday: LHP Jesús Luzardo vs. RHP Erick Fedde

  • 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

Wednesday: LHP Trevor Rogers vs. LHP Josh Rogers

  • 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

Recent Lineups

Marlins most recent lineup: Rojas (SS), Chisholm Jr. (2B), De La Cruz (CF), Sanchez (RF), Brinson (LF), Panik (1B), Jackson (C), Alvarez (3B), Pitcher’s spot.
Starting lineups used by the Marlins over the last seven games.
Baseball-Reference.com
Nationals most recent lineup: Thomas (CF), Escobar (SS), Soto (RF), Bell (1B), Hernandez (LF), Garcia (2B), Avila (C), Sanchez (3B), Pitcher’s spot.
Starting lineups used by the Nationals over the last seven games.
Baseball-Reference.com

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.

Poll

How will this series play out?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    Marlins sweep, 3-0
    (1 vote)
  • 40%
    Marlins win, 2-1
    (2 votes)
  • 40%
    Nationals win, 2-1
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Nationals sweep, 3-0
    (0 votes)
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