In a battle between basement dwellers in the NL East, the last place Washington Nationals host the fourth place Miami Marlins Wednesday in the third game of a three game series. The Marlins are 61-84 while the Nationals are 60-85. Josh Rogers (1-0) gets the start for the Nationals while Trevor Rogers (7-7) goes for the Marlins. Here's a prediction, Rogers will come out on top -- the question is, which one?
Diaz hits 2 homers in lossThe Marlins and Nationals split the first two games of the series. The Marlins lost Tuesday by the score of 8-2 to fall to 61-84. Jesus Luzardo took the loss to fall to 5-8 on the season. He gave up 4 run JA on 7 innings in 4.1 innings. Lewin Diaz provided all the Marlins offense with 2 home runs and 2 RBIs.
Trevor Rogers gets the start for the Marlins on Wednesday. Rogers, a left hander, is 7-7 on the season in 22 starts with an ERA of 2.73. Rogers suffered a loss in his last outing, a 6-2 defeat to the Braves. He allowed 4 runs on 3 hits in 4.1 innings with 6 strikeouts. The Marlins are 10th in the majors in team ERA ands 12th in team WHIP. Offensively, they rank 28th in runs scored, 28th in home runs, and 24th in team batting average.
Nationals win 8-2The Nationals took the second game of this series 8-2. Eric Fedde got the win to improve to 8-10. He gave up 1 run on 3 hits in 5 innings with 8 strikeouts. Juan Soto led the Nationals with 3 hits while Lane Thomas had 2 hits and Ryan Zimmerman blasted a home run. The Nationals are now 60-85.
Josh Rogers gets the start for the Nationals on Wednesday. Rogers, a left hander, is 1-0 on the season in 2 starts with an ERA of 3.65. Rogers pitched well in his last outing, a 4-3 loss to the Pirates in which he got a no decision. Rogers allowed 2 runs on 8 hits in 6.2 innings with 1 strikeout and 1 walk. The Nationals are 24th in the majors in team ERA ands 20th in team WHIP. Offensively, they rank 17th in runs scored, 21st in home runs, and 4th in team batting average.
- Nationals are 10-3 in their last 13 Wednesday games.
- Marlins are 16-39 in their last 55 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Marlins are 8-21 in their last 29 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Marlins are 14-37 in their last 51 road games.