Miami Marlins (7-8, second in NL East) vs Washington Nationals (6-12, fifth in NL East)
Washington; Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. EDT
Pitching Prospects: Marlins: Sandy Alcantara (1-0, 1.86 ERA, 1.09 whips, 15 strikeouts); National: Josiah Gray (2-1, 3.14 ERA, 1.33 whips, 18 strikeouts)
fanduel sportsbook Line: Marlins-133, Nationals +113; over/under is 7 1/2 runs
Bottom line: The Washington Nationals begin their three-match series at home against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday.
Washington is 3-8 in home games and 6-12 on aggregate. Nations have a 3–0 record in games when they scored five or more runs.
Miami holds a 7-8 record on aggregate and a 4-3 record at home. The Marlin hitters’ collective .381 slugging percentage ranks eighth in the NL.
Matchup Tuesday is the first meeting of the season between the two clubs.
Top Performer: Josh Bell has scored three doubles and two home runs, while scoring .345 runs for the national. Nelson Cruz is 6-for-37 with home runs in the last 10 games.
Joy Wendell has five doubles and five RBIs for the Marlins. Jazz Chisholm is 9-for-31 in the last 10 matches with two doubles, two triples and two home runs.
Last 10 games: National: 3-7, .220 batting average, 5.01 ERA, 21 runs outscore
Marlins: 6-4, .263 batting average, 3.24 ERA, dismissed opponents by seven runs
Injuries: Citizen: Lucius Fox: Day-Day (Illness), Josh Bell: Day-Day (Hamstrings), Ehire Adrienza: 60-Day IL (Quadricep), Hunter Harvey: 10-Day IL (Pronunciation), Sean Doolittle: 10 -Day IL (elbow), Dee Gordon: 10-day IL (illness), Annibal Sanchez: 10-day IL (neck), Mason Thompson: 10-day IL (biceps), Will Harris: 60-day IL (pectoral) , Seth Romero: 60-day IL (calf), Stephen Strasberg: 10-day IL (shoulder/neck), Carter Kiboom: 60-day IL (right forearm), Joe Ross: 60-day IL (elbow)
Marlins: Miguel Rojas: Days (Sickness), Paul Campbell: 10-Day IL (Elbow), Shaun Guenther: 60-Day IL (Hand), Jose Devers: 10-Day IL (Shoulder), Dylan Floro: 10- Day IL (Rotator Cuff),