The Nationals have dropped three games in a row, and the team will be without Daniel Murphy for the third game in a row. Tanner Roark steps into his familiar role of ‘stopper’ which is reserved for aces who stop losing streaks. On the other side is the Marlins ace Jose Fernandez who is excellent pitching in Marlins Park.
Besides the Nationals being without Daniel Murphy in the starting line-up, the Nationals will also not have Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman.
Washington Nationals and Miami Marlins
Stadium: Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
1st Pitch: 7:10 pm EDT
TV: MASN2, Fox Sports Florida, MLB.TV
Line-ups (subject to change without notice):
- Trea Turner CF
- Stephen Drew 2B
- Bryce Harper RF
- Anthony Rendon 3B
- Clint Robinson 1B
- Wilson Ramos C
- Brian Goodwin LF
- Danny Espinosa SS
- Tanner Roark RHP
This afternoon Tom Verducci quoted another anonymous source on the health of Bryce Harper and regurgitated some old comments such as Zim being a carrier. You can read the story here.
Here is a series of comments with responses from Mike Rizzo and Dusty Baker: