Series Preview: Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals – August 24/26

Matt Melton
MIAMI, FLORIDA - JUNE 27: Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals reacts after reaching second base as Jazz Chisholm Jr. #2 of the Miami Marlins looks on in the first inning at loanDepot park on June 27, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - JUNE 27: Juan Soto #22 of the Washington Nationals reacts after reaching second base as Jazz Chisholm Jr. #2 of the Miami Marlins looks on in the first inning at loanDepot park on June 27, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /
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Miami Marlins second baseman Jazz Chisholm (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /

After a disappointing three-game series in Cincinnati, the Miami Marlins return home for six consecutive games starting with their opponent starting Tuesday in the Washington Nationals. Both the Marlins and Nationals have struggled recently, as both occupy the bottom two spots in the NL East standings.

Series Preview: Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals

The Marlins were swept during their four-game series over the weekend in Cincinnati bringing their losing streak to seven consecutive losses in the process. With their last victory coming on Sunday, August 15 at home against the Cubs, Miami badly needs something to go right, and the opportunity is there for it to happen here.

Miami enters this series with a 51-74 overall record, and last in the NL East. The Fish sport an exact .500 record at loanDepot Park this season (30-30), but have struggled against the Nationals with a 3-7 record against Washington so far this season.

The Nationals come to Miami after dropping two-of-three in Milwaukee against the Brewers over the weekend. Like the Marlins, Washington also sports a 3-7 record across their last 10 games.

Currently sporting a 53-70 overall record, the Nationals rank fourth in the NL East only three games ahead of the Marlins in the standings. However, this is the first meeting between these two since the 2021 MLB Trade Deadline, as the Nationals will look very different than when the Fish last saw them.

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