It is Roberto Clemente Day in Major League Baseball today. Washington Nationals manager, Dave Martinez, grew up idolizing Clemente. Unfortunately, at the age of 38, Clemente was killed in a plane crash on his way to do charitable work in Nicaragua after an earthquake. Martinez will once again don a #21 jersey in honor of Clemente.
Today is Roberto Clemente Day. Just like last year, #Nats manager Dave Martinez will be honoring Clemente by wearing a #21 jersey.
“He meant a lot not only to the Latin community, but to the baseball community for what he’d done. Not only as a player, but a humanitarian.” pic.twitter.com/mR3F7knObG
— Talk Nats ⚾ (@TalkNats) September 15, 2021
Today’s rubber game matchup in this series pairs up two rookie Rogers, Trevor Rogers and Josh Rogers, in the first ever dual of opposing starting pitchers who are unrelated with the same last name in a rookie season.
If the Nationals find a way to win this game, they would move into a tie with the Marlins in the standings with 61 wins a piece. The teams will meet in Miami again next Monday to Wednesday for a three-game series which will be their final head-to-head series of this 2021 season.
The Nats have the day off tomorrow, and they accommodate the Marlins travel day with an early game. The Marlins did not extend that same courtesy to the Nats on their last weekday getaway game in Miami in which they had to endure a late evening game.
Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals
Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch: 1:05 pm EDT
TV: MASN, BALLY Sports Florida, MLB.TV
Nats Radio: 106.7 FM The Fan; SiriusXM® ( Streaming Internet 869)
Line-ups subject to change without notice: