Nationals Game Notes — May 28 vs. Miami Marlins
Game #52: Washington Nationals (25-26) vs. Miami Marlins (27-25) | 1:35 p.m. | Nationals Park
Pitching Match-Ups: RHP Jordan Zimmermann (3-2, 3.95 ERA) vs. RHP Henderson Alvarez (2-3, 3.21 ERA)
The Washington Nationals have won seven straight games over the Miami Marlins when right-hander Jordan Zimmermann gets the starting nod, and are 5-0 in games started by Henderson Alvarez (4-0 with Miami, 1-0 with Toronto).
Radio: 106.7 FM / 1500 AM, also on nationals.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on MASN
Live Stats: nationals.com
The Nationals’ catchers, with a little help from Steve McCatty’s pitching staﬀ, currently rank second in all of the Major Leagues in catching would-be base stealers. The Nationals’ backstops have gunned down 12 of 31 (38.7%) potential base stealers this year (pitcher caught stealings excluded). In all of the Major Leagues, only the St. Louis Cardinals (52%, 13 of 25) have posted a higher percentage this season than Washington.
Last year, the Nationals ranked 29th out of the 30 clubs, throwing out just 14 percent (15 of 110) of potential base stealers.
Here are the lineups for tonight’s match-up:
|2||Denard Span (L)||CF|
|25||Adam LaRoche (L)||1B|
|15||Nate McLouth (L)||LF|
|21||Christian Yelich (L)||LF|
|32||Derek Dietrich (L)||2B|
|46||Garrett Jones (L)||1B|
|39||Jarrod Saltalamacchia (S)||C|
Here are tonight’s game notes, courtesy of the Washington Nationals PR department. Enjoy!