Nationals Look To Sweep Braves After Emotional Double Header Victory


The Nationals have a chance tonight to do something they haven’t done since 2012; sweep the Braves. The Nationals sure hope that they get to a time of the year that they got to in 2012. The Nationals, still four and a half games out of a wild card spot, have won nine of their last ten and have grabbed the attention of the baseball world in their quest for a historic end of the season. Tonight, the Nationals will send swing man Ross Ohlendorf (4-0) out to the bump against Atlanta rookie Alex Wood (3-3). Wood has been one of Atlanta’s best pitchers since his call up into the big league rotation, while Ross Ohlendorf has reinvented himself and revitalized his career in DC.

Lineups: Atlanta Braves 89-62
1. Elliot Johnson, SS
2. Justin Upton, RF
3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
4. Evan Gattis, LF
5. Brian McCann, C
6. Chris Johnson, 3B
7. Dan Uggla, 2B
8. Jordan Schafer, CF
9. Alex Wood, LHP

Washington Nationals 81-70
1. Denard Span, CF
2. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B
3. Jayson Werth, RF
4. Bryce Harper, LF
5. Ian Desmond, SS
6. Adam LaRoche, 1B
7. Wilson Ramos, C
8. Anthony Rendon, 2B
9. Ross Ohlendorf, RHP

Tags: Washington Nationals