Nats vs. Marlins Game 1

The Nationals return home after a 4-5 road trip against some inter-division rivals. Tonight, they begin a three-game series against the Florida Marlins, who they took two of three games from last weekend in Sun Life Stadium.


 Chris Coghlan – CF

Emilio Bonifacio – 3B

Hanley Ramirez – SS

Gaby Sanchez – 1B

John Buck – C

Logan Morrison – LF

Mike Stanton – RF

Omar Infante – 2B

Chris Volstad – P


 Roger Bernadina – CF

Ian Desmond – SS

Jayson Werth – RF

Adam LaRoche – 1B

Wilson Ramos – C

Laynce Nix – LF

Danny Espinosa – 2B

Jerry Hairston – 3B

Tom Gorzelanny – P

 *Tom Gorzelanny is surely the right man on the mound for the Nationals tonight—he’s 2-0 against the Fish with a 1.80 ERA in three starts. In 20 innings against Florida, he has struck out 15.

 *Having spent much of his career within the NL East, Jayson Werth has seen a lot of the Marlins. He’s has 53 hits with eight doubles, a triple and seven home runs off of Florida in his career.

 *Against Chris Volstad, Adam LaRoche has batted .400 while walking twice in 12 plate appearances.

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