Sep 8, 2013, 12:40 PM EST
As they await word from D.C. on Bryce Harper’s hip — which is being examined by team medical director Wiemi Douoguih — the Nationals wrap up their series in Miami, trying to take two of three and improve to four games over the .500 mark for the first time since they were 23-19 way back on May 17.
Stephen Strasburg gets the ball, facing the Marlins for the second time in two weeks and hoping to last more than two innings this time. It certainly helps that Marlins Park has a retractable roof, so a lengthy rain delay should be out of the question. It should also help that Giancarlo Stanton is out today with a sore right foot.
The Harper-less Nationals lineup will take on Jacob Turner, an impressive young right-hander who has posted a 3.13 ERA in 17 starts and today faces the Nats for the first time.
Enjoy the game and the conversation…
WASHINGTON NATIONALS at MIAMI MARLINS
Where: Marlins Park
Gametime: 1:10 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN, MLB.tv
Radio: WJFK (106.7 FM), WFED (1500 AM), XM 183
CF Denard Span
3B Ryan Zimmerman
RF Jayson Werth
1B Adam LaRoche
SS Ian Desmond
C Wilson Ramos
LF Tyler Moore
2B Anthony Rendon
RHP Stephen Strasburg
RF Chris Coghlan
2B Donovan Solano
LF Christian Yelich
CF Justin Ruggiano
1B Logan Morrison
3B Placido Polanco
SS Adeiny Hechavarria
C Rob Brantly
RHP Jacob Turner
HP Gary Cederstrom (cc)
1B Angel Hernandez
2B Kerwin Danley
3B Lance Barksdale
ON THE RADIO
As ESPN-980 AM's Nats Insider, Mark makes daily appearances on the station's various shows. Here's the 2013 schedule (subject to change)...
TUE: 12:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
WED: 2:30 p.m.
THU: 4:30 p.m.
FRI: 12:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
SAT: 9:30 a.m.
*All times Eastern. You can also listen to the station on 94.3 FM, 92.7 FM and online at ESPN980.com.
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