Welcome to Tuesday’s Marlins (20-21, -56 RD) vs. Nationals (18-23, -20 RD) game thread.
It’s the opening of a new Marlins series, which means we’re doing an hour-long livestream with the Fish Stripes staff and special guests.
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Nationals Starting Lineup
- RF Lane Thomas (108 wRC+ this season, bats right)
- 2B Luis García (90, L)
- DH Joey Meneses (96, R)
- 3B Jeimer Candelario (76, S)
- C Keibert Ruiz (82, S)
- CF Alex Call (84, R)
- 1B Dominic Smith (91, L)
- LF Stone Garrett (86, R)
- SS CJ Abrams (95, L)
RHP Josiah Gray (140 ERA+ this season)
Nationals Notes: The Nats were dominated by the Marlins in 2022, with Miami winning 15 of their 19 matchups (including 12 of the first 13)...Meneses is steadily digging himself out of a lousy start to the season with a nine-game hitting streak, during which time he has driven in 12 runs...This will be Garrett’s first time facing the team that originally drafted him in 2014...Thomas (1.483 OPS in 12 PA) has the most head-to-head history with Luzardo among available Nationals players.
Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- CF Garrett Hampson (98 wRC+ this season, bats right)
- 1B Garrett Cooper (103, R)
- 2B Luis Arraez (152, L)
- DH Jorge Soler (119, R)
- LF Bryan De La Cruz (91, R)
- 3B Jean Segura (37, R)
- RF Peyton Burdick (107, R)
- C Nick Fortes (33, R)
- SS Joey Wendle (7, L)
LHP Jesús Luzardo (129 ERA+ this season)
Pregame Roster Moves: RHP JT Chargois (right oblique strain) returned from rehab and reinstated from 15-day IL; UTIL Xavier Edwards recalled from Triple-A Jacksonville; OF Jazz Chisholm Jr. (right turf toe) placed on 10-day IL
Lineup Changes from Previous Game: Wendle in, Jon Berti out
Additional Marlins Notes: Chisholm’s injury is expected to keep him out for 4-6 weeks, per Skip Schumaker. Yikes!...Chargois retired all 13 batters he faced prior to his IL stint and was similarly effective during his minor league rehab assignment...Cooper (1.457 OPS in 15 PA) has the most head-to-head history with Gray among available Marlins players.
How to Watch/Listen/Follow
First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. ET. Watch on Bally Sports Florida or listen to the radio broadcast on Fox Sports 940 Miami.
Isaac Azout and Daniel Rodriguez are at LoanDepot Park representing Fish Stripes as credentialed reporters. Follow them on Twitter (@IsaacAzout and @Drodyyy) for in-game updates.
Daniel will handle the game recap article.