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Open Thread 6/2: Braves at Nationals

Brandon Beachy vs. Stephen Strasburg

Pitcher batting eighth again.

  1. Michael Bourn - CF
  2. Martin Prado - 3B
  3. Brian McCann - C
  4. Dan Uggla - 2B
  5. Freddie Freeman - 1B
  6. Jason Heyward - RF
  7. Andrelton Simmons - SS
  8. Brandon Beachy - P
  9. Jose Constanza - LF

As of post time, no official makeup date for yesterday's game has been announced. Today's game appears to be free of any inclement weather.

Simmons will finally make his major-league debut today in place of Tyler Pastornicky. Three of Beachy's four starts against the Nationals have been in Washington with mixed results: 1-1 record with a 5.63 ERA. Uggla still owns Strasburg, 6-for-8 with 2 HR.

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