Game #57 Nats open up a series in Miami!

Photo by Marlene Koenig for TalkNats

When a fastball pitcher gets to pitch in Miami, their odds are normally better to succeed in that pitcher’s park. This is a golden opportunity for Joan Adon. Normally a rookie with a 5.98 ERA would not get so many chances, but here Adon is getting another.

The Washington Nationals flew to Miami on a happy flight on Sunday, a three game winning streak intact, and a chance for a rare off-day on the road. The team made some roster moves yesterday and today.

Yesterday, the Nats reinstated Dee Strange-Gordon from the paternity list after the birth of his son, Dash, and the team place Victor Arano on the 10-day IL with a knee strain.

Today, manager Dave Martinez made it official what we reported yesterday that Stephen Strasburg would make the start on Thursday for his 2022 debut as we reported yesterday. He will not come off of the 10-day IL until Thursday. The team will have to open a spot on the roster and would expect a roster move with either Jordan Weems, Andres Machado, or Evan Lee to make room for Strasburg.

The team did reinstate Ehire Adrianza from the 60-day IL and he took the team’s 40th spot on the 40-man roster, and Lucius Fox was optioned back to Triple-A. Also, the Baltimore Orioles claimed Austin Voth on outright waivers from the Washington Nationals.

Before the game, Craig Mish reported that the Marlins had a closed-door meeting. Coincidentally, the last time the Nats were in Miami, the Nats had a closed door team meeting that Martinez called an informal discussion with his team.

There was  certainly a lot of news today.

Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins
Stadium:  loanDepot park, Miami, Florida
1st Pitch:  6:40 pm EDT
TV: MASN; Bally Sports Florida; MLB App (out-0f-market only)
Nats Radio: 106.7 The Fan and via the MLB app

Lineups (subject to change without notice):

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