The biggest news of the night could be the debut of the new closer. You will have to stay tuned on that one to see who emerges from the bullpen later in the game, but Dusty Baker did say the closing duties would be shared by Koda Glover and Shawn Kelley as Blake Treinen moves back to his previous role. No surprises with any of that. With Shawn Kelley’s elbow history and durability, he could not be the only closer, and Koda Glover is too inexperienced.
The Nationals will face a familiar pitcher in Julio Teheran who they have faced many times. Bryce Harper has 36 career plate appearances against Teheran already in his career which includes 5 home runs. Teheran has also plunked Harper, Jayson Werth and Anthony Rendon in prior years.
Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves
Stadium: SunTrust Park 755 Battery Avenue Atlanta, GA 30339
1st Pitch: 7:35 pm EDT
TV: MASN2, FOX Sports South, MLB.TV
Line-ups (subject to change without notice):
- Adam Eaton CF
- Anthony Rendon 3B
- Bryce Harper RF
- Daniel Murphy 2B
- Ryan Zimmerman 1B
- Jayson Werth LF
- Matt Wieters C
- Wilmer Difo SS
- Joe Ross RHP