Jon Morosi just tweeted out that the Nationals have the easiest remaining schedule of any team with only 19 games against winning teams which leaves 24 against losing teams. We can take his word on it, but you still play the games and the losing teams as we saw with the Rockies still are playing tough baseball.
The Nationals start this part of the road trip with a four-game series against the Braves in Atlanta. Tonight the Braves pitch Robert Whalen who the Nationals just faced in this same match-up last week against Reynaldo Lopez in Nationals Park.
Here are the Nats stats against the Whalen:
Here is Reynaldo Lopez’s stats against the Braves:
Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves
Stadium: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
1st Pitch: 7:10 pm EDT
TV: MASN, FOX Southeast, MLB.tv
Line-ups (subject to change without notice):
- Trea Turner CF
- Jayson Werth LF
- Daniel Murphy 2B
- Bryce Harper RF
- Anthony Rendon 3B
- Clint Robinson 1B
- Danny Espinosa SS
- Pedro Severino C
- Reynaldo Lopez RHP
The #Nats have recalled RHP A.J. Cole and optioned OF Brian Goodwin to Triple-A Syracuse.
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 18, 2016