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GAME 1 - Monday 7/29 @ 7:05p

 Dallas Keuchel (3-3; 3.50 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 4.85 FIP)

vs

 Patrick Corbin (8-5; 3.25 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 3.27 FIP)

GAME 2 - Tuesday 7/30 @ 7:05p

 Julio Teheran (5-7; 3.42 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 4.45 FIP)

vs

 TBD 

GAME 3 - Wednesday 7/31 - 12:05p

 Mike Soroka (10-2; 2.4 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 3.03 FIP)

vs

 Anibal Sanchez (6-6; 3.63 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 4.55 FIP)

 

Match-up Notes

Atlanta Braves 60-43 (1st in NL EAST; 5.5 UP) -- Record vs. Opponent: 4-5

 Offensive Ranking (NL) .262 AVG (3), .337 OBP (2), .456 SLG (2), 163 HR (4), 366 XBH (5), 566 Runs (3)

 Pitching Rankings (NL)  4.26 ERA (6), .255 BAA (11), 916 SO (10), 386 BB (15), 1.38 WHIP (12), 4.51 FIP (12)

 

Washington Nationals 56-49 (2nd in NL EAST; 5.5 GB) -- Record vs. Opponent: 5-4

 Offensive Ranking (NL) .257 AVG (6), .332 OBP (3), .436 SLG (7), 140 HR (9), 336 XBH (8), 522 Runs (7)

 Pitching Rankings (NL)  4.29 ERA (7), .247 BAA (5), 994 SO (2), 330 BB (5), 1.30 WHIP (7), 3.97 FIP (2)

 

There wasn't much movement in the NL East standings after this weekend, as the Braves gained a net of +1 games after besting the Phillies in 2 out of 3 games, while the Nationals dropped 2 out of 3 to the Dodgers. Washington's bullpen woes continued to manifest itself, as they gave up 5 runs in the first two games of the Dodgers' series (a 6th run was inherited from Saturday's starter, Joe Ross), while the Braves had a great bounce back after the disappointing sweep to Kansas City.

The season series to date sees the Nationals up 5-4, but Atlanta has won four of the last seven. With the trade deadline looming and this being the last series between the two clubs until September, to say this is a huge 3-game set  would be an understatement. With the Braves missing both Scherzer (most likely) and Strasburg this time around, the door is open to push the division lead even further and solidify their stake to a consecutive NL East title. 

 

WHO'S HOT

Julio Teheran 0-1, 1.14 ERA, 0.89 WHIP in four July starts

Anthony Rendon .377 AVG, 1.093 OPS, 10 XBH, 14 RBI, 11/8 BB/K since the All-Star Break

 

WHO'S NOT

Johan Camargo .156 AVG, 2 XBH, 1 RBI, .438 OPS, 0/7 BB/K in 32 At-Bats for the month of July

Fernando Rodney 0-2, 5.06 ERA, 2.06 WHIP in 5.1 IP since the All-Star Break

 

INJURY NOTES

Jacob Webb was sent out on a rehab assignment today (7/29) to the GCL Braves

Dansby Swanson eligible to be activated on Saturday, August 3rd

 

AROUND THE LEAGUE

  • Blue Jays trade Sogard (Rays) and Stroman (Mets) for several minor leaguers
  • Cincinnati activated Alex Wood on 7/28 against the Rockies, pitching 4.2 innings, giving up 2 ERs on 7 Hits
  • Phillies optioned LHP Cole Irvin to AAA Lehigh Valley after poor weekend
  • Marlins traded Sergio Romo, RHP Chris Vallimont, and a PTBNL to Twins for 1B Lewin Diaz
  • Houston activated SS Carlos Correa from 60-day IL (rib injury)
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2 hours ago, ATLBrave said:

Stealing this from k26's twitter post:

  Ynoa is now the listed starter for the Stripers' tonight, despite it being Folty's turn in the rotation.

 

1 hour ago, Unkn0wn said:

Folty to Cleveland for Bauer:ninja:

Seriously though, does this mean anything or are they just fitting Ynoa in there (although he's not a starter anymore)?

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4 minutes ago, Malachore said:

 

Seriously though, does this mean anything or are they just fitting Ynoa in there (although he's not a starter anymore)?

Nobody knows yet. Braves dont comment on injuries or anything of that sort to minor league players. We have to wait on a beat writer to get the dirt.

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