TV: FOX Sports Florida
TIME: Pregame coverage begins at 3:30 p.m.
Miami Marlins (16-32, fifth in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (20-31, fourth in the NL East)
Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (2-4, 4.25 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 36 strikeouts)
Nationals: Patrick Corbin (4-2, 3.25 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, 76 strikeouts)
Nationals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 8 1/2 runs
Washington will host Miami in a matchup of division foes.
The Nationals are 11-14 against NL East opponents. Washington has a team on-base percentage of .316, led by Anthony Rendon with a mark of .414.
The Marlins are 7-15 on the road. Miami has slugged .328, last in in the MLB. Jorge Alfaro leads the club with a .426 slugging percentage, including nine extra-base hits and seven home runs. The Nationals won the last meeting 12-10. Kyle Barraclough notched his first victory and Juan Soto went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs for Washington. Nick Anderson registered his second loss for Miami.
Adam Eaton leads the Nationals with 55 hits and is batting .272. Rendon is 13-for-37 with five doubles, four home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Washington.
LAST 10 GAMES
Nationals: 4-6, .291 batting average, 6.02 ERA, outscored by nine runs
Marlins: 6-4, .242 batting average, 3.30 ERA, outscored opponents by four runs
Nationals Injuries: Austen Williams: 10-day IL (shoulder), Tony Sipp: 10-day IL (oblique), Anibal Sanchez: 10-day IL (hamstring), Trevor Rosenthal: 10-day IL (infection), Justin Miller: 10-day IL (shoulder), Jeremy Hellickson: 10-day IL (right shoulder strain), Koda Glover: 60-day IL (forearm), Andrew Stevenson: 10-day IL (back), Ryan Zimmerman: 10-day IL (foot).
Marlins Injuries: Drew Steckenrider: 60-day IL (elbow), Riley Ferrell: 60-day IL (bicep), Julian Fernandez: 60-day IL (elbow), Peter O’Brien: 10-day IL (ribcage), Jon Berti: 10-day IL (left oblique strain), Chad Wallach: 10-day IL (concussion).
Source: Fox Sports