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The Marlins Travel to Washington to face the Nationals
- Updated: April 20, 2012
The Miami Marlins are in Washington D.C to open up a 3 game series against Ryan Zimmerman and the Washington Nationals. First pitch is set today at 7:05 ET at Nationals Park. The Marlins are going with Carlos “Big Z” Zambrano. He has thrown a lot of balls, but he is getting the job done by ending up with two no-decisions in games Miami led entering the ninth and he currently has an ERA of 3.75. LHP Ross Detwiler will get the ball for the Nats. His last outing was pretty solid by getting a no-decision in 5 innings of pitches and giving up 1 earned run on 5 hits against the Cincinnati Reds. Detwiler has an ERA of 0.90 and a WHIP of 1.10.
In the last 5 years, Carlos Zambrano has been very solid against the Nationals by wining 5 and losing just 1 with an ERA of 3.32 and 36 strike outs. As for Detwiler, he hasn’t pitched much against the Fish but he has 3 strikeouts against them.
1. Reyes SS 1. Desmond SS
2. Bonifacio CF 2. Espinosa 2B
3. Ramirez 3B 3. Zimmerman 3B
4. Stanton RF 4. LaRoche 1B
5. Sanchez 1B 5. Werth RF
6. Kearns LF 6. Nady LF
7. Buck C 7. Ankiel CF
8. Murphy 2B 8. Flores C
9. Zambrano P 9. Detwiler P
Note: Omar Infante is still out with a strained left groin. The Marlins are resting Logan Morrison’s knee since he just had surgery in December, so he will take the day off.
Player to Watch: Giancarlo Stanton: He’s slumping right now, but when he goes to Nationals Park, he always hits like a machine. He has a 8 career homers with 16 RBI’s and a batting average of .410 in Washington.
Where to Watch: You could watch the game on Fox Sports Florida, but if you can’t watch it, hear it on the radio at WAXY 790, WAQI 710 (Spanish).