Christian Yelich extends hit streak to 14 games after going 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Mariners.
The 22-year old is off to a solid start in his sophomore season as he is hitting .333 with a .407 OBP from the leadoff spot for the Marlins with 15 runs scored (tied for 2nd most in the NL), five RBI, and three steals. Yelich still has some room for growth too if manager Mike Redmond would give the kid the green light more on the base paths as he is 13-for-13 in stolen base attempts since coming up last season yet has only had three chances in 17 games this season.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Update: Nene (calf) will not play Saturday.
The Wizards are thin in the forecourt, now with Hilario out as well as Kris Humphries. He was a game-time decision earlier, but the pre-game shootaround appear to have shown his lack of capacity to play on Saturday. Jared Dudley and Drew Gooden will be asked to carry on in place of the injured Wizards. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson