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Open Thread 6/3: Braves at Nationals

Tommy Hanson vs. Gio Gonzalez

  1. Michael Bourn - CF
  2. Martin Prado - 3B
  3. Freddie Freeman - 1B
  4. Dan Uggla - 2B
  5. Matt Diaz - LF
  6. Jason Heyward - RF
  7. David Ross - C
  8. Andrelton Simmons - SS

McCann is out of the lineup with a left knee contusion but may be available to pinch-hit; Diaz starting in LF because of lefty pitcher.

Atlanta has lost each of Hanson's previous four starts against Washington and he hasn't recorded a win against them since 2009; that (obviously) needs to change. The Braves are now 6-10 in day games this year and it won't be any easier against Gonzalez, who is 3-0 in four home starts this year with a 1.29 ERA. He held the Braves to one hit in seven innings in Atlanta last week.

Let's swat these pesky gNats! Go Braves!!

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