Welcome to Thursday’s Marlins (24-30, +18 RD) vs. Nationals (21-37, -88 RD) game thread. A win would secure the Marlins’ second series sweep of the season (the Nats were victims of the first sweep, too).
Our free Marlins prop bets contest has returned...with a few tweaks.
Use this Fish Picks link prior to every Marlins series to submit your predictions. I have divided the Marlins schedule into nine separate “innings” and will be awarding a BreakingT t-shirt to each inning’s points leader. The third inning runs from May 20 through June 9.
Nationals Starting Lineup
- LF Lane Thomas (92, 100)
- 2B Ehire Adrianza (-100, 84)
- RF Juan Soto (134, 153)
- 1B Josh Bell (125, 115)
- 3B Maikel Franco (90, 87)
- DH Yadiel Hernández
- C Riley Adams (82, 97)
- SS Luis García (122, 81)
- CF Victor Robles (78, 82)
Notes: Strasburg is making his 2022 season debut. The all-time leader in pitcher wins against the Marlins (21), he has pitched in only seven games since propelling Washington to the 2019 World Series...Nelson Cruz was scratched from the lineup mere minutes before first pitch...The Nats are allowing 5.94 runs per road game this season. They have a bottom-five MLB defense according to both Defensive Runs Saved (-23 DRS) and Outs Above Average (-22 OAA).
Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- 2B Jazz Chisholm Jr. (132 wRC+ this season, career 103 wRC+)
- DH Garrett Cooper (139, 120)
- 1B Jesús Aguilar (102, 112)
- RF Avisaíl García (56, 102)
- CF Jesús Sánchez (100, 101)
- 3B Jon Berti (148, 102)
- SS Miguel Rojas (78, 87)
- C Jacob Stallings (62, 86)
- LF Bryan De La Cruz (86, 107)
LHP Trevor Rogers
Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Sánchez in, Jorge Soler out; Aguilar moves up from 4 to 3, García moves up from 5 to 4; De La Cruz switches from CF to LF, Cooper and Aguilar swap 1B/DH
Additional Notes: Rogers’ longest start of 2022—six innings on April 28—came against these same Nationals. A lot of familiar faces from that game are in their lineup tonight...Despite having a thoroughly awful season at the plate, García is starting in the cleanup spot for a 12th time...Aguilar’s next homer will be the 100th of his MLB career.
How to Watch/Listen/Follow
First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida—Paul Severino and Tommy Hutton—or listen to the radio broadcast on Fox Sports 940 Miami (Glenn Geffner and Rod Allen). Out-of-market viewers can stream the game on MLB.TV.
Noah Berger is representing Fish Stripes at LoanDepot Park as a credentialed reporter. Follow him on Twitter (@Trainboy100) for in-game updates. Alex Krutchik will handle the game recap article.
All Marlins minor league affiliates are also in action. Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.