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Marlins vs. Nationals: Start time, how to watch and game thread—July 1, 2022

Trevor Rogers and Josiah Gray will start Friday’s Marlins vs. Nationals game at Nationals Park. Full lineups and game notes in here.

Garrett Cooper #26 of the Miami Marlins celebrates in the dugout with teammates after scoring in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on June 29, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images

Welcome to Friday’s Marlins (34-40, +5 RD) vs. Nationals (29-49, -109 RD) game thread. No more Marlins off days until the All-Star break—this marks the beginning of 17 straight games.

It’s the opening game of a new series, which means we’ve got free prop bets and an hour-long livestream with the Fish Stripes staff and special guests.

Use this Fish Picks link prior to every Marlins series to submit your predictions. The fifth inning of the contest has just begun and it runs through July 17.

Marlins Game Notes

Marlins Starting Lineup

  1. LF Jon Berti (124 wRC+ this season, career 102 wRC+)
  2. 2B Joey Wendle (117, 104)
  3. 1B Garrett Cooper (140, 123)
  4. DH Jesús Aguilar (105, 112)
  5. RF Avisaíl García (71, 102)
  6. CF Jesús Sánchez (94, 99)
  7. 3B Brian Anderson (125, 112)
  8. SS Miguel Rojas (85, 87)
  9. C Jacob Stallings (55, 84)

LHP Trevor Rogers (71 ERA+ this season, career 106 career ERA+)

Rogers’ 2022 pitch distribution and Statcast percentile rankings
Rogers’ 2022 pitch distribution and Statcast percentile rankings
Baseball Savant

Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Wendle in, Jorge Soler out; Berti switches from 2B to LF

Pregame Roster Moves: Joey Wendle activated from injured list and Billy Hamilton selected from Triple-A Jacksonville; Jorge Soler (bilateral pelvis inflammation) placed on 10-day injured list and Erik González designated for assignment

Additional Notes: Soler entered today with a team-leading 65 games started despite his on-and-off battles with back issues this season...Hamilton signed a minor league deal with the Marlins on June 20. The 31-year-old has 11.9 fWAR in his career, propped up by his terrific baserunning and defense...Every arm in the Marlins bullpen has had at least two straight days of rest thanks to Sandy Alcantara’s complete game and Thursday’s off day.

Nationals Starting Lineup

  1. LF Lane Thomas (92 wRC+ this season, career 99 wRC+)
  2. RF Juan Soto (129, 152)
  3. 1B Josh Bell (150, 118)
  4. DH Nelson Cruz (102, 131)
  5. C Keibert Ruiz (87, 92)
  6. 3B Maikel Franco (77, 86)
  7. 2B César Hernández (84, 97)
  8. SS Luis García (124, 88)
  9. CF Victor Robles (70, 81)

RHP Josiah Gray (105 ERA+ this season, career 87 ERA+)

Gray’s 2022 pitch distribution and Statcast percentile rankings
Gray’s 2022 pitch distribution and Statcast percentile rankings
Baseball Savant

Pregame Roster Moves: RHP Mason Thompson activated from the injured list and C Tres Barrera recalled from Triple-A Rochester; C Riley Adams optioned to Rochester and LHP Sam Clay designated for assignment

Notes: This will be his Gray’s sixth career start against the Marlins. He’s 5-for-5 so far with what I’d consider “respectable” outings, most recently going five scoreless frames on June 8...In the midst of a horrendous season, the Nationals are currently playing their best baseball with a 6-3 record over the last nine games (and two of those losses came by one-run margins).

How to Watch/Listen/Follow

First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on Fox Sports 940 Miami. Out-of-market fans can stream the game on MLB.TV.

I will handle the game recap article.

All Marlins minor league affiliates are also in action except for Double-A Pensacola (rainout). Follow @FishProspects for notes and highlights.

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