The Opening Day roster was supposed to have a rotation with Anibal Sanchez, Joe Ross, and Stephen Strasburg, and none of them could make it due to injuries. Strasburg debuted last month and pitched just a partial game before landing back on the Injured List. Ross won’t pitch at all this year, and Sanchez will make his debut in the 91st game of the season. So much for planning.
In order to activate Sanchez from the 60-day IL, the Nats moved Strasburg to the 60-day IL, and optioned Mason Thompson to Triple-A Rochester Red Wings.
This series with the Braves is the final games before the All-Star break.
Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals
Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch: 7:05 pm EDT
TV: MASN; Bally Sports Southeast, MLB App (out-of-network only)
Nats Radio: 106.7 The Fan and via the MLB app
Lineups (subject to change without notice):