The Nationals complete this 4 game set here in Miami today with a 1:10pm first pitch. The roof could be open for this game which features Max Scherzer and Tom Koehler as the starters today. Of note, Giancarlo Stanton is not in the starting line-up.
The Nats and Marlins have already played each other 5 times this season, and the Nats have a 3-2 record in the season so far. The Nationals are 11-3 right now, and in 2015 the Nats didn’t win their 11th game until May 2nd as their record was 11-14 at that point in time.
The Marlins also made some roster moves today with a DFA of Chris Narveson and outrighting Dustin McGowan. You might recall that it was the lefty Narveson who Bryce Harper hit the Grand Slam off of on Tuesday. Speaking of Bryce Harper home runs, Bryce Harper has 5 career HRs off of today’s Marlins’ starter Tom Koehler who is tied with Braves starter Julio Teheran who has also pitched 5 home runs to Bryce Harper.
Here are the Nats stats vs Tom Koehler:
Here is Max Scherzer‘s stats vs the Marlins:
Line-up (subject to change without notice):
- Matt den Dekker LF
- Anthony Rendon 3B
- Bryce Harper RF
- Daniel Murphy 2B
- Wilson Ramos C
- Clint Robinson 1B
- Michael Taylor CF
- Danny Espinosa SS
- Max Scherzer RHP
This is the 1st game that Michael A. Taylor has batted anywhere except lead-off in the line-up.