Nationals manager Matt Williams won’t announce his postseason rotation until Washington’s opponent is determined, though Jordan Zimmermann is definitely in his plans.
Strasburg took over the league lead in strikeouts and gave up only two hits through six scoreless innings in his final tuneup ahead of his first postseason, helping the NL East champion Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 5-1 on Saturday.
When the Washington Nationals headed into the playoffs with the NL’s best record two years ago, they did so without Stephen Strasburg after he was shut down due to an innings limit.
Kike Hernandez’s grand slam, J.T. Realmuto’s three-run triple and Adeiny Hechavarria’s four hits helped the Miami Marlins beat the NL East champion Washington Nationals 15-7 for a split of a day-night doubleheader Friday.
After an impressive second half of 2014, Miami Marlins right-hander Jarred Cosart will head into the offseason with an eight-walk performance he called “embarrassing.”
Although he’s already reached a career high in victories and secured a spot in Washington’s playoff rotation, Doug Fister is hoping to nail down one more key victory in his final regular-season start.
Casey McGehee had three RBIs, including a two-run tie-breaking double in the seventh inning, and the Miami Marlins rallied in their home finale Thursday to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4.
The Miami Marlins still plan to make a multiyear contract offer to NL home run leader Giancarlo Stanton this offseason, despite his recent season-ending injury.
The Miami Marlins will finish with their most successful season in four years, but that likely won’t stop them from wondering just how far they could’ve gone had their two biggest stars not fallen victim to season-ending injuries.
Kyle Kendrick pitched seven innings, had three hits and drove in a run, Jonathan Papelbon closed in his first appearance since being suspended and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 Wednesday night.