This three game series in Miami finishes up tonight in the Nationals first half of this road trip before the Nats travel home for the July 4th series which is held each year in D.C. Stephen Strasburg takes the mound in this game and just needs to follow what Max Scherzer and Patrick Corbin did on the mound.
The Marlins will be in salvage mode in this series, and they send the righthander, Sandy Alcantara, to the mound. The Marlins bullpen has been overworked so far in this series, and their offense other than the runs off of Javy Guerra last night has been limited to just two runs in this entire series.
The Nationals will go with a similar lineup as last night while swapping catchers with Kurt Suzuki behind the dish to catch Strasburg.
With the late east coast start time on a getaway day, the Nationals will have a late night flight to Detroit which is generally three hours from Miami. That will get the Nats to their hotel in Detroit after 2:30 am at the earliest depending on the length of the game. The reason why the schedulers at MLB did not have the Nationals playing earlier is most likely based on having a 7 pm game to televise.
Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins
Stadium: Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
1st Pitch: 7:10 pm EDT
TV: MASN, FOX Sports South Florida, MLB.TV
Nats Radio: 106.7 FM The Fan; SiriusXM® ( Streaming Internet 869)
Line-up subject to change (without notice):