Series Preview: Miami Marlins vs Washington Nationals – August 24/26
By Matt Melton
Probable Pitching Matchups
Game 1: Tuesday, August 24 at 7:10 pm ET
Probable Starters: LHP Jesus Luzardo vs RHP Erick Fedde
Luzardo (MIA): 4-6, 7.76 ERA, 1.778 WHIP, 32 BB, 57 K
Fedde (WSH): 5-8, 5.14 ERA, 1.433 WHIP, 41 BB, 87 K
Game 2: Wednesday, August 25 at 7:10 pm ET
Probable Starters: RHP Edward Cabrera vs RHP Josiah Gray
Cabrera (MIA): Major League Debut – Marlins No. 2 prospect
Gray (WSH): 0-1, 3.90 ERA, 1.167 WHIP, 10 BB, 35 K – Nationals No. 3 prospect
Game 3: Thursday, August 26 at 7:10 pm ET
Probable Starters: RHP Elieser Hernandez vs LHP Patrick Corbin
Hernandez (MIA): 0-1, 4.15 ERA, 0.981 WHIP, 3 BB, 19 K
Corbin (WSH): 7-12, 5.82 ERA, 1.391 WHIP, 41 BB, 107 K
As mentioned previously, this is a matchup that the Marlins have struggled in so far this season. Both teams will look different than the last time they met, but which “new-look” team is better?
This three-game series during the week will be dominated by one storyline, and rightfully so – The major league debut of Marlins No. 2 prospect Edward Cabrera. Scheduled to start Wednesday, the hype surrounding the top prospect will only continue to build from here on.
Aside from the big league debut of Cabrera, these two teams are struggling, and will not be playing postseason baseball in 2021. Both teams will be looking to get back on the winning-side of things starting Tuesday, and the Marlins should win at-least one, if not two here.
Prediction: Marlins 2-1