For the 23rd time this season, the Washington Nationals are in a salvage game in a series. The Nats are 11-11 in salvage games this year and looking to turn that to a dozen wins. This is also the season’s finale against the Atlanta Braves.
The Nats have Josiah Gray on the mound for tonight, and it will be his final start in D.C. this season. The question is whether he will start next week in New York against the Mets.
For the Braves, they have Jake Odorizzi pitching in this finale. It’s a big game for the Braves as they are now tied for first place atop of the NL East with the Mets. The Braves are playing to win, and there level of hustle last night was really the difference in the game as they prolonged innings.
Tomorrow is a day-off for the Nationals, and they are supposed to have a 4-game weekend series with a doubleheader on Saturday. All of that is in jeopardy with the remnants of Hurricane Ian heading towards D.C. on Friday night. We will see if there are preemptive changes to the weekend’s schedule to move up the doubleheader to Friday.
Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals
Stadium: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
1st Pitch: 7:05 pm EDT
TV: MASN; Bally Sports South, MLB App (out-of-network only)
Nats Radio: 106.7 The Fan and via the MLB app
Lineups (subject to change without notice):