Nationals Vs. Diamondbacks: Nationals Turn To Jason Marquis To Bring Heat To Desert Finale

When the Washington Nationals work themselves into a hole these days they seem to look forward to the days that righty Jason Marquis pitches. Sunday finds the Nationals in a deep hole in the desert coming off two consecutive shutouts at the hands of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Marquis will be taking the mound for Washington looking to claim the final game of a four game series have the Nats leave Arizona with a split.

Marquis, 6-2, 4.13 ERA, is arguably the Nationals best starter. A fierce competitor and veteran, Marquis is riding high after his last outing where he defeated the Philadelphia Phillies and pitcher Cliff Lee at Nationals Park back on May 31st. Sunday afternoon he will have to contend with Arizona's Ian Kennedy (6-2, 3.16 ERA) who has a 4.91 ERA in two starts against Washington.

The wild card in the whole affair will be the Nationals offense who have been shutdown and shutout the past two days. Washington certainly has the pitcher to carry them, but they will need the line-up to produce on their end as well. Wllson Ramos will be behind the plate for the second consecutive game, outfielder Laynce Nix will be hitting clean up and Alex Cora will man third base.

Nationals Line-Up

1. Roger Bernadina, CF

2. Ian Desmond, SS

3. Jayson Werth, RF

4. Laynce Nix, LF

5. Michael Morse, 1B

6. Danny Espinosa, 2B

7. Wilson Ramos, C

8. Alex Cora, 3B

9. Jason Marquis, SP

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Join SB Nation DC

You must be a member of SB Nation DC to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation DC. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.