Today, the reigning Cy Young pitcher in the NL Max Scherzer takes the mound with the hopes of ending this 3-game losing slide for his Washington Nationals. It is Jayson Werth‘s 38th birthday, and while that is still young in human years; in baseball years it is reserved for those few who have performed well enough to earn their spot.
Speaking of spots, we should hear shortly if Mike Rizzo is making any roster moves to bolster this beleaguered bullpen that continues to get bashed for runs. The Nationals once again lost a game in the bullpen.
The Braves send Bartolo Colon to the mound today. He will be the one player on the field older than Jayson Werth, and Colon’s birthday is in 4 days as he turns 44-years-old. Age isn’t everything as both of these players have shown. The difference is Jayson Werth plays almost every day and his diet and physique is vastly noticeable.
Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves
Stadium: SunTrust Park 755 Battery Avenue Atlanta, GA 30339
1st Pitch: 4:10 pm EDT
TV: MASN, FOX Sports South, MLB.TV
Nats Radio: 106.7 FM The Fan; SiriusXM® (Internet 869)
Line-ups (subject to change without notice):
- Trea Turner SS
- Jayson Werth LF
- Bryce Harper RF
- Ryan Zimmerman 1B
- Daniel Murphy 2B
- Anthony Rendon 3B
- Matt Wieters C
- Michael Taylor CF
- Max Scherzer RHP