Game #121 The battle of 2.81 ERA pitchers: Game Thread

In tonight’s game, Julio Teheran comes off of the DL to start for the Braves. Tanner Roark gets the start for the Nats. Both starting pitchers have identical 2.81 ERAs. Teheran was rumored to be available prior to the trade deadline, but was put on the DL which scared away most teams.

Dusty Baker has reconfigured his line-up that features Bryce Harper who has a history with Teheran.

Ryan Zimmerman and Jose Lobaton have not been added to the active roster for tonight’s game which makes sense to retain AJ Cole. Daniel Murphy is not in the starting line-up and has some rather impressive numbers against Teheran.

Here are the Nats stats against Teheran:

Here are Tanner Roark’s stats against the Braves:

Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves
Stadium: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
1st Pitch:  7:35 pm EDT
TV: MASN, FOX Southeast,

Line-ups  (subject to change without notice):

  1.  Trea Turner 2B
  2. Ben Revere CF
  3. Bryce Harper RF
  4. Wilson Ramos C
  5. Jayson Werth LF
  6. Anthony Rendon 3B
  7. Clint Robinson 1B
  8. Danny Espinosa SS
  9. Tanner Roark RHP
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