Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Nationals Open 3-Game Set at Suntrust Park in Atlanta

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Braves Unbeaten at Suntrust Park



The Atlanta Braves battle the Washington Nationals at SunTrust Park on Tuesday Night. Rookie of the Year candidate Dansby Swanson had a walk-off single last night to give the Braves a come from behind win 5-4. The Braves swept 4-games from the San Diego Padres.

Max Scherzer will be the starting pitcher for the Nationals on this day. Right hander Scherzer is 1-1 this season with a 2.13 ERA. Scherzer has pitched well in both of his starts this season. He has a win at Philadelphia and a loss against St. Louis. In his most recent outing on April 12 against the Cardinals, Scherzer struck out 10 in six innings. He allowed three runs, only one of them earned.

Mike Foltynewicz will start for the Braves. Right hander Foltynewicz is 0-1 with a 6.35 ERA so far this season. Foltynewicz was skipped when his last turn in the rotation came up. The schedule provided additional off days and the team didn't require a fifth starter. He did not pitch well in his first start. It was in occasionally snowy conditions in Pittsburgh.

Oddsmakers opened the Nationals as -172-moneyline favorites versus the Braves, while the game's total opened at 7.5. The Nationals are now -190 on the moneline and the total has climbed to 8.

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Washington at Atlanta Wednesday, April 19

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