The Washington Nationals are mired in a 4-game losing streak. Another winnable game on Wednesday was just a 1-run deficit until the bullpen gave away another three. No easy task this weekend as the red hot Braves just swept the Mets in three games in which the team from New York had at least 3-run leads in each game.
Tonight, it is Josiah Gray who steps in as the stopped and the Nats pitcher with the best ERA numbers. He is pitching on two days of extra rest and he will face a Braves pitcher who will make his first career start. That starter, AJ Smith-Shawver, began his season in High-A in Rome, Georgia and is now in the big leagues.
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Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves
Stadium: Truist Park, Georgia
1st Pitch: 7:20 pm EDT
Radio: 106.7 The Fan radio and via the MLB app
Line-up subject to change (without notice):