Game 43 lineups: Nats at Marlins

MIAMI – The Nationals will try to bounce back after last night’s heartbreaking loss to the Marlins when Hunter Harvey surrendered a two-run walk-off home run to Jorge Soler.

There are still two games left to play in this series and the Nats will have another good chance to get a win tonight with MacKenzie Gore on the mound. The young left-hander is 3-2 with a 3.29 ERA and 1.463 WHIP over his first eight starts, while still sporting an impressive 11.2 strikeout-per-nine-innings rate. Gore gutted through four shutout innings Friday against the Mets, a high pitch count of 96 shortening his outing. He’ll try to keep it down tonight in his first career start against the Marlins.

Edward Cabrera gets the start for the Fish. The 25-year-old right-hander is 2-3 with a 5.35 ERA and 1.670 WHIP over his first eight starts. He has struggled to get deep into games this year, only pitching into the sixth once. Cabrera is 1-1 with a 3.94 ERA and 1.063 WHIP in three career starts against the Nats.

The Nationals are planning to platoon left field with Corey Dickerson getting the starts against right-handers and Stone Garrett starting against lefties. With Cabrera on the mound for Miami, Dickerson returns to the lineup for the first time since being reinstated from the injured list on Monday, but as the designated hitter. He only appeared in the first two games of the season, as a pinch-hitter on Opening Day and as the starting left fielder on April 1 before hurting his calf in the eighth inning.

A roster move is expected to come before the game. Jake Alu has a locker in the Nats clubhouse and Joey Meneses doesn’t. Meneses’ wife is pregnant and due soon, so he should land on the paternity list. Ildemaro Vargas is playing left field while Dickerson is the DH.

Where: loanDepot Park
Gametime: 6:40 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 The Fan,
Weather: Indoors

RF Lane Thomas
2B Luis García
C Keibert Ruiz
1B Dominic Smith
3B Jeimer Candelario
DH Corey Dickerson
LF Ildemaro Vargas
CF Alex Call
SS CJ Abrams

LHP MacKenzie Gore

SS Jon Berti
DH Garrett Cooper
2B Luis Arraez
RF Jorge Soler
LF Bryan De La Cruz
3B Jean Segura
1B Yuli Gurriel
C Jacob Stallings
CF Garrett Hampson

RHP Edward Cabrera

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