Although the Miami Marlins trail the Nationals by 9.5 games in the standings, the two clubs are a lot closer than that would indicate. In particular, the Marlins rotation remains amongst the best in the MLB, going by starter ERA. In this series in particular, Miami will send out Zac Gallen (0-1, 3.60), All-Star Sandy Alcantara (4-7, 3.86), and Elieser Hernandez (1-2, 4.07).
Despite two of the three starters in the series not being amongst the opening day rotation, they’ve held the fort very well while injuries are tended to. Along with Jordan Yamamoto (3-0, 2.