The Nationals have made several roster moves today; most notably moving Tommy Milone to the bullpen, and Jefry Rodriguez to take Milone’s start tonight against the Marlins. In the second game of this three game series, the Nationals are hopeful to continue with their improved starting pitching they have received the last two games which the Nats won.
This is also revocable waiver claim time of year and the Nationals could trade some players like Gio Gonzalez and Daniel Murphy as well as relievers. Ken Rosenthal confirmed what we wrote yesterday that the Nats were set to make a decision on placing players on revocable waivers. It does not mean they will trade anyone.
Speaking of relievers, Kelvin Herrera threw a 15-pitch sim inning today off the mound. Stephen Strasburg threw his bullpen session (approximately 45 pitches) and if he feels well tomorrow the Nationals could start Stras on Tuesday against the Phillies. If Strasburg is not ready, Milone will start Tuesday.
Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals
Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch: 7:05 pm EDT
TV: MASN2; MLB.TV app out-of-network
Nats Radio: 106.7 The Fan and via the MLB app
Line-ups subject to change without notice:
- Trea Turner SS
- Juan Soto LF
- Anthony Rendon 3B
- Bryce Harper RF
- Ryan Zimmerman 1B
- Daniel Murphy 2B
- Michael A. Taylor CF
- Spencer Kieboom C
- Jefry Rodríguez RHP