The Nationals will have several rookies playing in the postseason for the first time. Dusty Baker is already trying to prepare them for what it will be like.
*Nats** (93-67) vs. Miami Marlins (79-80) at Nationals Park* Jayson Werth is out of the Nationals' lineup as they continue their series against the Miami Marlins on Saturday, as the veteran outfielder is nursing back tightness that he suffered in Friday night's loss. Manager Dusty Baker said it was a precaution to keep him out, that they are not worried the injury will persist. In Werth's place playing left field is Michael Taylor. Ryan Zimmerman is back in the lineup after taking Friday night off. They will play behind Tanner Roark (15-10, 2.86), who will be pitching his final tuneup before the playoffs begin. Roark has had some trouble with Miami this season. He's 1-4 with a 5.02 ERA against them. Roark was good, however, just two starts ago in Miami when he tossed seven innings of one-run ball. *First pitch:* 4:05 p.m. *TV:* MASN2 *Radio:* 106.7 The Fan *Starting pitchers:* Nats - Tanner Roark vs. Miami Marlins - Wei-Yin Chen *NATS* CF Trea Turner LF Michael Taylor RF Bryce Harper 3B Anthony Rendon 1B Ryan Zimmerman 2B Wilmer Difo C Pedro Severino SS Danny Espinosa RHP Tanner Roark *MARLINS* 2B Derek Dietrich SS Miguel Rojas CF Christian Yelich 1B Justin Bour RF Jeff Francoeur 3B Chris Johnson LF Destin Hood C Jeff Mathis LHP Wei-Yin Chen
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*Nats** (93-67) vs. Miami Marlins (79-80) at Nationals Park* Jayson Werth is out of the Nationals' lineup as they continue their...
Starter A.J. Cole struggled earlier and the bullpen cracked late as the Nats fell to the Marlins 7-4 on Friday night.