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Just Win. Nationals At Braves: Slumpbuster Game Thread

How about some more of this tonight?
How about some more of this tonight?

The Braves send their best pitcher to the hill for Sunday Night Baseball in hopes of finally stopping the bleeding. A win tonight will shatter the 6 game losing streak the Braves are on, and make the nightmares of The Great American Ballpark a distant memory. A loss, and the Braves drop to 4th place in the crowded NL East.

Braves lineup

  1. Michael Bourn, CF
  2. Tyler Pastornicky, SS
  3. Martin Prado, 3B
  4. Dan Uggla, 2B
  5. Matt Diaz, LF
  6. Eric Hinske, 1B
  7. Jason Heyward, RF
  8. J.C. Boscan, C
  9. Brandon Beachy, P
Freddie Freeman is still waiting on his sports goggles to be able to play. Chipper had his leg drained and says it feels better - he hopes to be back as soon as he is eligible for return: June 8. Matt Diaz draws the start over Juan Francisco against a lefty. Boscan gets another start at catcher, but Fredi thinks McCann may be able to go on Monday.

Nats lineup after the jump

Nationals lineup:

  1. Steve Lombardozzi, LF
  2. Bryce Harper, RF
  3. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B
  4. Adam LaRoche, 1B
  5. Ian Desmond, SS
  6. Danny Espinosa, 2B
  7. Rick Ankiel, CF
  8. Jesus Flores, C
  9. Gio Gonzalez, P

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