Where else would you want baseball played on Memorial Day? In the capital of the free world of course in Washington D.C., and in Nationals Park. While this day has meaning far beyond baseball, it is good to see the effort the Nationals put in at every home game for honoring those who serve. Please take a moment today to remember what today means to our collective freedom. There will be a moment of silence at 3 p.m. in MLB parks today, and all players, coaches and umps will wear a patch of a red poppy with the words “LEST NOT FORGET.”
In this wrap-around four-game series, the Nationals have won three games in a row and have done that for the first time this year. On top of that they go for the rare four-game sweep today.
On the mound for today’s game is Max Scherzer, and the Marlins have Jose Urena. Manager Dave Martinez has put together his left-handed dominant lineup with Gerardo Parra in centerfield and Matt Adams at first base while giving the day-off for Victor Robles and Howie Kendrick who will probably both be in the line-up tomorrow when the Nats play the Braves and lefty Max Fried.
Scherzer’s last start was a 6.0 inning shutout where he labored with his pitch-count averaging just under 19-pitches per inning. Scherzer exited the game with a 1-0 lead. In over half of Scherzer’s starts this season, he has given up 2-or-fewer earned runs in those games. Scherzer has only received 3.3 runs of support per innings pitched this season. Hopefully today the Nats offense gives him above average support.
Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals
Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch: 1:05 pm EDT
TV: MASN, Fox Sports – Florida, MLB.TV, ESPN
Nats Radio: 106.7 FM The Fan; SiriusXM® Sirius 219 XM 184 (Internet 869)
Line-up subject to change (without notice):
Nats on #MemorialDay
Scherzer RHP pic.twitter.com/f9v51vdBHA
— Talk Nats ⚾ (@TalkNats2) May 27, 2019