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Series Summary

Fri 9/14 7:35 pm ET
Sat 9/15 7:10 pm ET
Sun 9/16 1:35 pm ET
Freeman on the Braves big lead: Keep the foot on the gas

Freeman on the Braves big lead: Keep the foot on the gas

Magic number? What magic number? Freddie Freeman insisted Friday afternoon that he didn’t know the Braves magic number to win the National League East was down to a quite manageable 10 entering the weekend series with the Washington Nationals.
Federal Baseball Sep 14, 2018
Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves: GameThread 148 of 162

Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves: GameThread 148 of 162

Washington and Atlanta start a three-game set in SunTrust Park at 7:35 PM EDT with Max Scherzer on the mound for the Nationals against Braves’ right-hander Kevin Gausman. FOLLOW: MASN2; MLBN; 106.7 the FAN in D.C. Next Game Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves September 14, 2018 7:35 PM EDTSunTrust Park Kevin Gausman vs Max Scherzer WEATHER: Sunny, 89° • D.C. Starting Lineup: 1. Spanky - RF 2. #Treange - SS 3. Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing, Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - CF 4. #RENDONISREADY - 3B 5. #JuanPursuit - LF 6. THE...
TalkingChop Sep 14, 2018
Game Thread 9/14/18: Braves vs. Nationals

Game Thread 9/14/18: Braves vs. Nationals

“Well, well, well, how the turntables...” The final homestand of the season is about to get underway, which means that it;s time to start talking about tonight’s game between the Braves and Nationals. We’ve all been grudgingly rooting for the Nationals as of late, but it’s time for all of that to stop. The Braves need to keep on winning so that the Magic Number can continue to get lower and lower. Let’s see another win tonight!
Federal Baseball Sep 14, 2018
Nationals vs. Braves Series Preview: Top rookies go head to head

Nationals vs. Braves Series Preview: Top rookies go head to head

The Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves each have one of the two front runners for the NL Rookie of the Year Award. Who will be more impressive: Ronald Acuña Jr. or Juan Soto? Nationals (74-73) vs. Braves (82-64) series info: Game 1: Friday, Sept. 14 at 7:35 p.m. ET (MASN2/106.7 The Fan) Game 2: Saturday, Sept. 15 at 1:05 p.m. ET (FOX/106.7) Game 3: Sunday, Sept. 16 at 1:35 p.m. ET (MASN2/106.7) Pitching matchups: Tuesday: Max Scherzer (17-6, 2.31 ERA) vs. Kevin Gausman (9-10, 3.89) Wednesday: TBA (Jefry Rodriguez?) vs. Julio Teheran (9-7, 3.95) Thursday: TBA (Tanner Roark?) vs....
TalkingChop Sep 14, 2018
Braves elect to bat Culberson fifth for series opener against Nationals

Braves elect to bat Culberson fifth for series opener against Nationals

Johan Camargo is still being rested, so Culberson is still in the lineup and rising high, as well. Both teams have announced their lineups for the opening game of a three-game weekend series. The Braves are returning home after a fantastic road trip and they’ll be looking to keep the good times rolling against the Nationals. Here are the lineups, starting with the Braves: The last homestand of the regular season starts tonight! #ChopOnGame Preview: https://t.co/cykd6zdjjA pic.twitter.com/Yz1LwpTQyP— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 14, 2018 The first four spots in the lineup are...
Federal Baseball Sep 14, 2018
Nationals’ lineup for series opener with the Braves...

Nationals’ lineup for series opener with the Braves...

What mix did Davey Martinez go with in the outfield for the first of three with the Braves in Atlanta? With a strong throw in for an out at second, a diving play in center field, and a 1 for 3 day at the plate, along with a walk, stolen base, and game-tying sac fly, Victor Robles provided his manager, Davey Martinez, with further evidence of what he can contribute to the Nationals’ lineup on a daily basis on Thursday. Robles was 1 for 11 with a walk and a run scored before yesterday afternoon’s game against the Chicago Cubs in the nation’s capital, and Martinez talked afterwards about...
TalkingChop Sep 14, 2018
Braves look to stifle Scherzer as they host Nationals

Braves look to stifle Scherzer as they host Nationals

The Braves have proven that they can dish out as much as they can take from Max Scherzer. They’ll have to dish out a bit more of it in order to keep on rolling towards the playoffs. After conquering the desert and the Bay Area over a seven-game road trip, the Braves are back home in Cobb County and they’ll be playing host to a team that’s helped them out a lot over this past week in the form of the Washington Nationals. Although they lost on Thursday in a one-off makeup game against the Cubs, the Nationals had been on a bit of a roll as of late. The Nats beat Chicago twice on...
Federal Baseball Sep 14, 2018
Wire Taps: Stephen Strasburg gets his groove back; Victor Robles leads off; Carter Kieboom rises...

Wire Taps: Stephen Strasburg gets his groove back; Victor Robles leads off; Carter Kieboom rises...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the series with the Braves. Well, there goes the 16-win streak. Here’s the news from Atlanta: Victor Robles will lead off for the Nationals against the Cubs. For real this time. (WaPo)“I’m very excited to see him lead off and hopefully he jump-starts us and gets things going,” Nationals Manager Dave Martinez said Thursday afternoon. “He’s an exciting player and if he gets on base things happen, so I’m looking forward to him going out there and playing.” NL East storylines by the numbers (MLB.com)"But if you...

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