The Nationals enter today with a W/L record of 72-49, and the Nats are up on the Braves 2-0 in this four-game series as Dusty Baker’s team will try to secure the series win with a curly W tonight.
The Braves will pitch right-hander Tyrell Jenkins who the Nats just faced, and Max Scherzer will start for the Nationals.
Dusty Baker last night has already committed to Wilmer Difo starting today as well as Ryan Zimmerman. We anticipate that it will be A. J. Cole who will be sent back to Syracuse to make room for Ryan Zimmerman. There is also a high likelihood that Jose Lobaton will be activated with Pedro Severino sent back to Triple-A Syracuse until rosters expand in less than two weeks.
Here are the Nats stats against Jenkins:
Here are Scherzer’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
- Wilson Ramos C
- Anthony Rendon 3B
- Ryan Zimmerman 1B
- Wilmer Difo SS
- Max Scherzer RHP
The #Nats have reinstated 1B Ryan Zimmerman & C Jose Lobaton from the DL. RHP AJ Cole & C Pedro Severino were optioned to Triple-A.
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) August 20, 2016