Series Preview: @Washington Nationals

The Marlins drop by and visit the Washington Nationals for a three-game set after a disappointing five-game home stand.

Florida Marlins @ Washington Nationals (49-63), August 10-12, Games 111-113

NL East Standings

Tm W L Win% GB
ATL 64 48 .571
PHI 62 49 .559 1.5
NYM 55 56 .495 8.5
FLA 54 56 .491 9.0
WSN 49 63 .438 15.0

Stadium: Nationals Park
Five-year Run PF*: 1.01
Five-year HR PF*: 0.98
Stadium Dimensions:
Left Field: 337 ft.
Left-Center: 377
Center Field: 402
Right-Center: 372
Right Field: 335

*Five-year regressed park factors provided by Patriot here

Projected Pitching Matchups

August 10: Anibal Sanchez vs. Stephen Strasburg
August 11: Chris Volstad vs. Scott Olsen
August 12: Ricky Nolasco vs. TBA

ZiPS In-Season Projections

FIP Proj. FIP Win% Marlins Date Nationals Win% Proj. FIP FIP
3.32 3.89 .529 Sanchez August 10 Strasburg .622 3.14 1.89
4.39 4.42 .469 Volstad August 11 Olsen .405 5.05 4.15
3.98 3.66 .556 Nolasco August 12

Projected Lineup

Lineup Player Current wOBA Proj. wOBA v. RHP Proj. wOBA v. LHP
1 Hanley Ramirez .352 .388 .404
2 Logan Morrison .260
3 Gaby Sanchez .360 .338 .361
4 Dan Uggla .383 .362 .372
5 Cody Ross .323 .331 .365
6 Mike Stanton .338
7 Wes Helms .288 .304 .330
8 Ronny Paulino .299 .295 .305

Notes

- The third starter for the series is yet to be determined, but it could very well be Livan Hernandez, the 2010 pitching miracle worker.

- Stephen Strasburg is a scary pitching machine. He is making his first start back from his DL stint tonight, facing the Marlins’ Anibal Sanchez. Hopefully Sanchez recovers from his mediocre previous start.

- Cody Ross and Gaby Sanchez should both be back in the lineup tonight. Both were nursing minor injuries.

Bold Prediction: Marlins win two of three games.

Topics: Anibal Sanchez, Cody Ross, Gaby Sanchez, Livan Hernandez, Miami Marlins, Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals

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