Kim Ng explains 'toughest thing' in evaluating Marlins roster this year; Miami falls to Nationals

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The result there: The Marlins have used 18 different starting pitchers this year, a single-season club record.

And then you can look at the infield.

Brian Anderson underwent surgery Tuesday to repair his left shoulder capsule after sustaining two left shoulder subluxations. Anderson also missed time with a left oblique strain.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. has had four injured list stints, missing 16 games with a hamstring injury, nine with a shoulder injury and five total for a pair of illnesses. This doesn’t include the week he missed for an ankle sprain when he stayed on the active roster.

Miguel Rojas also had one injured list stint for a left index finger dislocation.

And now Jesus Aguilar is sidelined, possibly for the rest of the season, with left knee inflammation.

“When you look back at the season,” Ng said, “that is the one thing. You wish you could have seen what it really was right from the get go.”

Game recap


— Jesus Luzardo allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks (one intentional) Tuesday while striking out one over 4 1/3 innings against the Nationals.

Of note: Luzardo induced zero swings and misses with his curveball, which he threw 31 times. Luzardo entered Tuesday with a 48.7% whiff rate this season on the curveball.

— First baseman Lewin Diaz hit a pair of solo home runs for Miami’s only runs of the game. It was Diaz’s first career multi-hit game at the MLB level. Five of Diaz’s 11 hits this season have been home runs. Three others have gone for extra bases (two doubles, one triple).

Alcantara feels OK

Marlins manager Don Mattingly on Tuesday said Sandy Alcantara was doing well a day after a 111.5 mph comebacker from Juan Soto hit the starting pitcher. Alcantara stayed in the game Monday after that fourth-inning incident and threw eight shutout innings while carrying a no-hitter into the seventh inning.

“Just a little sore, tender over the spot that he got hit,” Mattingly said. “It seems like him and us and we as an organization kind of dodged a bullet there with him, anything serious or anything going on with that.”

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