Welcome to Wednesday’s Marlins (21-21, -55 RD) vs. Nationals (18-24, -21 RD) game thread.
Nationals Starting Lineup
- RF Lane Thomas (110 wRC+ this season, bats right)
- 2B Luis García (87, L)
- C Keibert Ruiz (77, S)
- 1B Dominic Smith (93, L)
- 3B Jeimer Candelario (86, S)
- DH Corey Dickerson (1, L)
- LF Ildemaro Vargas (98, S)
- CF Alex Call (88, R)
- SS CJ Abrams (89, L)
LHP MacKenzie Gore (125 ERA+ this season)
Nationals Notes: The Nats have MLB’s best strikeout rate (18.9 K%), though they struck out 12 times on Tuesday (one shy of their season high)...Gore loves his four-seam fastball, throwing it 61.7% of the time despite having three other offerings in his arsenal...Dickerson (left calf strain) is playing in only his third game of the season.
Marlins Game Notes
Marlins Starting Lineup
- SS Jon Berti (91 wRC+ this season, bats right)
- DH Garrett Cooper (105, R)
- 2B Luis Arraez (155, L)
- RF Jorge Soler (121, R)
- LF Bryan De La Cruz (103, R)
- 3B Jean Segura (41, R)
- 1B Yuli Gurriel (88, R)
- C Jacob Stallings (-4, R)
- CF Garrett Hampson (95, R)
RHP Edward Cabrera (81 ERA+ this season)
Additional Marlins Notes: Make that seven straight Cabrera starts that have been caught by Stallings. In the batter’s box, Stallings is slumping as severely as ever with a .065/.094/.065 slash line over his last 10 games...Shoutout to Segura, who has a .529 on-base percentage since returning from a brief mental break last week...Every member of the Marlins bullpen should be available to pitch in relief of Cabrera if needed.
“You won’t see him out there for consecutive days” - Skip on Soler playing the outfield at loanDepot Park. Trying to get Coop some “half off-days” as well. #Marlins— Isaac Azout (@IsaacAzout) May 17, 2023
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 will handle the game recap article.