Last night’s game had the original Mr. Walk-Off, Ryan Zimmerman, ready to pinch-hit for Alex Avila. But Kyle Schwarber made sure that nobody else had to bat in that game. He took care of business and has to be Mr. Walk-Off 2021 after he put the final stamp on last night’s game for his second walk-off homer of this young season. But the Nats need to find a way to less drama, and more of those easy wins like they had on Wednesday in Dunedin.
The team had a choice today to pitch Joe Ross or Patrick Corbin. They chose Corbin it appears for the matchup, and Ross will pitch against the Braves on Tuesday. This will be Corbin’s fifth start of the season, and the team has not fared well in three of his four starts. Corbin is all about his slider. If that is working and spinning to the right spot, he is good. When it isn’t, he and the team are in trouble. With all of the analytics, the Nats should know early on by the slider spin which Corbin they have.
For the Marlins, they have Paul Campbell, their long-man, in there today in a spot start. He has an 8.22 ERA which is over 2 runs per game better than Corbin. This should make for an interesting game in an NL East where three teams that include the Nationals are tied for second place in the division.
The #Nats are in a 3-way tie in 2nd place in the NL East. pic.twitter.com/gxcZSSitlz
— Talk Nats ⚾ (@TalkNats) May 1, 2021
Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals
Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch: 1:05 pm EDT
TV: MASN, BALLY Sports Florida, MLB Network (out-of-market), MLB.TV
Nats Radio: 106.7 FM The Fan; SiriusXM® ( Streaming Internet 869)
Line-ups subject to change without notice:
1. Trea Turner SS
2. Josh Harrison 2B
3. Yadiel Hernandez RF
4. Kyle Schwarber LF
5. Josh Bell 1B
6. Starlin Castro 3B
7. Andrew Stevenson CF
8. Yan Gomes C
9. Patrick Corbin LHP