Series Preview: Washington Nationals

After the series against the San Diego Padres started out so well, only to fall flat, the Marlins look to regain their form against their classic scapegoat, the Washington Nationals.

Washington Nationals (12-10) @ Florida Marlins, April 30-May 2, Games 23-25

NL East Standings

Tm W L Win% GB
NYM 13 9 .591
PHI 12 9 .571 0.5
WSN 12 10 .545 1.0
FLA 11 11 .500 2.0
ATL 8 14 .364 5.0

Stadium: Sun Life Stadium
Five-year Run PF*: 0.99
Five-year HR PF*: 0.97
Stadium Dimensions:
Left Field: 330 ft.
Left-Center: 361
Center Field: 404
Right-Center: 361
Right Field: 345

*Five-year regressed park factors provided by Patriot here

Projected Pitching Matchups

April 30: Ricky Nolasco vs. Scott Olsen
May 1: Chris Volstad vs. Craig Stammen
May 2: Josh Johnson vs. John Lannan

ZiPS In-Season Projections

FIP Win% Marlins Date Nationals Win% FIP
3.57 .567 Nolasco April 30 Olsen .408 5.02
4.58 .452 Volstad May 1 Stammen .417 4.93
3.15 .621 Johnson May 2 Lannan .439 4.71

Projected Lineups

Lineup Player Current wOBA Proj. wOBA v. RHP Proj. wOBA v. LHP
1 Cameron Maybin .300 .301 .315
2 Chris Coghlan
.197 .340 .313
3 Hanley Ramirez .358 .400 .420
4 Jorge Cantu .377 .334 .352
5 Dan Uggla .395 .356 .365
6 John Baker/Ronny Paulino* .318/.342 .329 .343
7 Cody Ross .298 .331 .364
8 Gaby Sanchez .375 .336 .366

*Baker and Paulino are platooning. Projected wOBA vs. RHP is for Baker, vs. LHP is for Paulino.

Bold Prediction: Marlins take two of three games.

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