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Nationals vs. Marlins Series Preview

A 3-game series between NL East opponents begins tonight.

Miami Marlins right fielder Jesus Sanchez (76) hits a two run go-ahead home run against the Washington Nationals in the ninth inning at Nationals Park Photo by Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Marlins took two of three games from the Washington Nationals last week. They’ll host their division opponent this week for the final match-up of the season between these two teams.

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 20 at 6:40 pm

Tuesday, September 21 at 6:40 pm

Wednesday, September 22 at 6:40 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 Erick Fedde vs. LHP Jesús Luzardo

  • Fedde: 5.16 ERA, 1.410 WHIP, 22.4 K%, 40.8 HardHit% in 122.0 IP
  • Luzardo: 6.80 ERA, 1.634 WHIP, 19.6 K%, 41.0 HardHit% in 82.0 IP

Tuesday: LHP Josh Rogers vs. LHP Trevor Rogers

  • J. Rogers: 2.60 ERA, 1.038 WHIP, 17.1 K%, 33.3 HardHit% in 17.1 IP
  • T. Rogers: 2.71 ERA, 1.174 WHIP, 27.7 K%, 36.8 HardHit% in 122.2 IP

Wednesday: RHP Josiah Gray vs. RHP Elieser Hernandez

  • Gray: 6.24 ERA, 1.444 WHIP, 21.9 K%, 35.1 HardHit% in 53.1 IP
  • Hernandez: 3.80 ERA, 1.242 WHIP, 21.7 K%, 36.4 HardHit% in 42.2 IP

Recent Lineups

Nationals most recent lineup: Thomas (CF), Escobar (SS), Soto (RF), Zimmerman (1B), Kieboom (3B), Hernandez (LF), Mercer (2B), Avila (C), Pitcher’s spot.
Starting lineups used by the Nationals over the last seven games.
Marlins most recent lineup: Rojas (SS), Chisholm Jr. (2B), De La Cruz (CF), Sanchez (RF), Brinson (LF), L. Díaz (1B), Fortes (C), Alvarez (3B), Pitcher’s spot.
Starting lineups used by the Marlins over the last seven games.

What to watch for on...

Monday: Erick Fedde vs. Miami.

  • Fedde career vs. Marlins: 1.10 ERA and 0.949 WHIP in 32.2 IP.
  • Fedde kept the Marlins quiet last week, allowing just three hits over five innings. The only run came from a Lewin Díaz solo home run. Fedde has performed well against the Marlins over his career, and the Fish will look to disrupt the trend on Monday night.

Tuesday: Round 2 vs. Josh Rogers.

  • Rogers vs. Miami last week: 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K.
  • The one hit Rogers gave up was to his pitching opponent Trevor Rogers, who singled to center in his only at-bat of the game. The rookie lefthander will face the Fish in back-to-back starts with both sides looking to make the necessary adjustments.
Miami Marlins catcher Nick Fortes (84) hits a two-run home run during the fifth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at loanDepot Park.
Marlins catcher Nick Fortes
Photo by Jim Rassol/USA TODAY Sports

Wednesday: Keep an eye on the young guys.

  • In addition to Bryan De La Cruz, Jesús Sánchez, and Lewin Díaz, the Marlins recently called up catchers Payton Henry and Nick Fortes.
  • Henry made his big league debut Friday night, doubling off the centerfield wall for his first hit. Fortes debuted Saturday night, going 2-for-3 with a single and home run. De La Cruz and Sánchez have been hot lately, and Díaz walked it off in extras with a two-run home run Sunday afternoon.


How will this series play out?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Marlins sweep, 3-0
    (1 vote)
  • 16%
    Marlins win, 2-1
    (1 vote)
  • 50%
    Nationals win, 2-1
    (3 votes)
  • 16%
    Nationals sweep, 3-0
    (1 vote)
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