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.
The Miami Marlins will face a pitcher on Wednesday making his final bid for a new contract.
Sometimes a player does particularly well against a certain team, or teams. That point was proved once again on Tuesday night in Miami.
The Miami Marlins might have to finish the season without another starting outfielder.
Stephen Strasburg pitched seven strong innings to help lead the NL-leading Washington Nationals to a 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday, completing a four-game sweep.