Game 137 lineups: Nats at Marlins (Fedde to DL)

MIAMI - Hello from Marlins Park, which is hosting the Nationals for the third time in 11 weeks. (Actually, for the club’s All-Stars, the fourth time in 11 weeks. And yes, that’s a lot of trips here in a short period of time.) This much I can report: Jeffrey Loria is still the owner. Giancarlo Stanton is still hitting bombs. And the Home Run Thingamabob still stands behind the fence in left-center field.

After a frustrating weekend series in Milwaukee that featured only eight runs scored in four games, the Nationals hope to get back on track against a Marlins club they swept at home last week. The magic number to clinch the division currently stands at 12, so there’s quite an opportunity over the next three nights to make some hay.

Cole-Throws-Gray-Sidebar.jpgFirst things first, A.J. Cole gets the start tonight, the third time he will have faced the Marlins in six big league outings this season. The right-hander has allowed nine runs in 10 innings in the two previous matchups, with four homers (two by Derek Dietrich, one by Christian Yelich, one by Stanton).

Cole was only eligible to be recalled fewer than 10 days after he was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse because he’s replacing an injured pitcher: Erick Fedde, who today was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a right forearm flexor strain. We’ll hopefully find out more details about the severity of that injury later this afternoon, so stay tuned. In addition to Cole, Pedro Severino also was recalled from Syracuse on the first day he was eligible, giving the Nats four catchers.

Where: Marlins Park
Gametime: 7:10 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 186/869,
Weather: Indoors

SS Trea Turner
LF Howie Kendrick
2B Daniel Murphy
1B Ryan Zimmerman
3B Anthony Rendon
RF Jayson Werth
CF Michael A. Taylor
C Matt Wieters
RHP A.J. Cole

MARLINS (67-69)
2B Dee Gordon
RF Giancarlo Stanton
CF Christian Yelich
LF Marcell Ozuna
C J.T. Realmuto
1B Derek Dietrich
3B Brian Anderson
SS Miguel Rojas
LHP Adam Conley

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