It was more important to give Max Scherzer the extra day of rest yesterday and go with Reynaldo Lopez which gives us Max on Labor Day for the home fans.
Dusty Baker is giving all the starters a rest today except Trea Turner, Anthony Rendon, and Danny Espinosa.
The Nationals will face right-hander Ryan Weber of the Braves. Weber has a 5.24 ERA this season pitching 22 1/3 innings and 50 2/3 in his MLB career.
Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves
Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch: 4:05 pm EDT
TV: MASN, FOX Southeast, MLB.TV
Line-ups (subject to change without notice):
- Trea Turner 2B
- Ben Revere CF
- Anthony Rendon 3B
- Clint Robinson 1B
- Chris Heisey LF
- Brian Goodwin RF
- Danny Espinosa SS
- Jose Lobaton C
- Max Scherzer RHP