The Nationals are a couple of games behind the Braves in the standings right now. However, the Nationals are are really starting to look like the team that could press on as long as they are able to play a lot on the road. For some reason the Nationals did not do to well in the last home stand they had. The Marlins on the other hand are going to try to get out of this season without being seen as the worst team in baseball.
The Marlins are coming into the game with a hitting average of .231, but are horrible at getting runners home as the Marlins rank dead last with 172 runs being scored. The Marlins pitching staff is not doing to well either with a team ERA of 4.96.
The Nationals are coming into the game with a team ERA that sits at the 3.46 mark, which is one of the better averages in the majors. Hitting for the Nationals has seen the team hitting at a clip of .239, but the Nationals have had a total of 221 runs cross the plate.
Heading to the mound in the road game for the Nationals is Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg on the year has managed to get 5-4 record while posting a 3.36 ERA. Strasburg has started in 10 games already with a total of 67 innings being thrown with 75 Ks.
The Marlins are countering with Elieser Hernandez. Hernandez on the season has managed to get a total of 13 innings in 2 starts out of 4 games total. He has a 2.08 ERA. He has a 0-1 record with only 6 strikeouts.