After today, the Washington Nationals have 30 games remaining in the regular season. The Nationals and Marlins will meet again on Monday in Miami for a 3-game series which will be the last regular season games between these two teams in 2017.
The Nationals now have a 9-and-6 record this season against the Marlins in 2017, and if the Nationals win today they will clinch the season series crown between the two teams. The Marlins want to avoid the sweep today and get back the momentum they had coming into this series where they were one of the hottest teams in baseball and alive in the Wild Card race.
Today’s match-up in this finale is Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals and lefty Adam Conley for the Marlins. The only noticeable change in the Marlins line-up is AJ Ellis will be their catcher today instead of JT Realmuto, but Don Mattingly inserted Realmuto in the line-up as the 1st baseman. The Nationals are close to their “Alternate-A” line-up but without Daniel Murphy and Matt Wieters. Wilmer Difo will start at 2nd base and Jose Lobaton at catcher.
Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals
Stadium: Nationals Park
1st Pitch: 4:05 pm EDT
TV: MASN2, Fox Sports – Florida, MLB.TV
Nats Radio: 106.7 FM The Fan; SiriusXM® Sirius 205 XM 186 (Internet 869)
Line-up subject to change (without notice):
Here's an official list of guys bringing brooms to the ballpark this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/x8s8cTVKS3
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 30, 2017