The Miami Marlins bounced back with a 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals last night behind a seven-inning gem by pitcher Mark Buehrle. Buehrle outdueled an equally impressive Gio Gonzalez to pull out the win and tie the first series of the second half of the season for the Marlins.
The game will begin at 1:10 pm EST and will be broadcasted on WAXY 790 and WAQI 710 radio as well as FS-F HD TV.
After facing Gonzalez, the Marlins now have to deal with the Nationals' ace, Stephen Strasburg, who will be pitching on full rest.
Strasburg finished the first half of the season with a 9-4 record, 2.82 ERA and an NL-leading 128 strikeouts.
"This Washington team has been pitching well," said Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen to MLB.com. "They've got a great bullpen, and it goes down all the way to the starters. Everybody has to step it up against them because one or two runs, you're going to be in trouble. They're not going to let too many runs in."
The Marlins will counter Strasburg with righty Ricky Nolasco, who pitched six innings and gave up nine hits with no earned runs in his last start before the All-Star break. Nolasco is 8-6 with a 4.35 ERA this season.
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