(Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

There may be no better cure for the Nationals and their disappointing three-game sweep at the hands of the Atlanta Braves than the worst team in baseball, the Marlins, who carry a 2-10 in Monday night’s game. They will be without first baseman Adam LaRoche and stalwart second baseman Danny Espinosa, who has has played 318 of 324 games the past two seasons, who will rest because of a sore right wrist suffered after he was hit by a pitch on Sunday. Jordan Zimmermann (2-0, 2.08 ERA) makes the start for the Nationals and left-hander Wade LeBlanc (0-2, 3.27 ERA) for the Marlins. The lineups are here. As always, talk about the game.