Atlanta’s Current Hat Trick
The Atlanta Braves go after a fourth consecutive win when they oppose the host Washington Nationals in the second of a three-game series Tuesday night. Atlanta blitzed Washington in Monday’s series opener, pulling within a game of the New York Mets atop the NL East. Washington lost for the third time in four games, the worst record in the majors. If you’re betting online, see our in-depth preview of the second game.
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Braves Blank Hosts
For the second straight game, the Atlanta Braves put eight runs on the board, three of their six hits leaving the ballpark en route to Monday night’s 8-0 victory over the Washington Nationals. Atlanta only needed one of those blasts, with Bryce Elder throwing a complete-game shutout, first of his career.
“It means a lot, but at the same time, it’s another win,” Elder said after Monday’s win. “We’re trying to stack the wins on top of each other here and get ready for this next series (against the first-place Mets) and the next three games after that.“
Lefthander Kyle Muller tries to keep the Braves’ roll going Tuesday night, making his third start of the season. The 24-year-old is 1-1 with a 10.57 ERA, striking out eight in 7⅔ innings. Muller hasn’t appeared with the Braves since an Aug. 13 start against the Miami Marlins (five innings, two runs, three hits, five strikeouts, one walk).
First baseman Matt Olson was 1-for-2 with a homer and three RBIs Monday evening. Olson is batting .234 in his first season with Atlanta, hitting 43 doubles and 29 home runs, driving in 95 runs and scoring 78 times.
Nationals’ Lousy Century
The Washington Nationals had hoped to avoid the ignominious feat of losing 100 games this season, but they reached that unwanted milestone, also falling to 24-51 at home. The drop had been anticipated once the team made the decision to deal away stars at the deadline.
One rare bright spot lately has been first baseman Joey Meneses, extending his current hit streak to seven with a single Monday night. The 30-year-old is batting .326 with 12 doubles, a dozen homers, 29 RBIs and 29 runs scored in 47 games this season, his first at the MLB level.
Washington will turn to righty Paolo Espino in Tuesday’s game. He’s 0-7 with a 4.17 ERA in 17 starts (40 appearances), 87 strikeouts in 108 innings. Espino did start against the Braves in his last puting (four innings, two runs [one earned], four hits two strikeouts, two walks).
Braves vs Nationals Head-To-Head
It’s not surprising Atlanta has dominated their division rivals this season, 13-4 against Washington during the fifth straight season series win over the Nationals.
Atlanta also 7-1 at Nationals Park. The MLB lines for Tuesday’s contest are giving the Braves the edge to earn another victory.
Braves vs Nationals Game Information
- Game: Braves (96-58) vs Nationals (53-100)
- Location: Nationals Park, Washington, DC
- Day/Time: Tuesday, Sept. 27th, 7:05 p.m. ET
- Braves vs Nationals Live Stream: MLB.tv
Braves vs Nationals Betting Lines
K. Muller -L
P. Espino -R
Braves vs Nationals Prediction
The Atlanta Braves have a possible division title in their sights. They’re not going to let games against the Washington Nationals cost them that goal.
When doing your MLB betting, take the Atlanta Braves to get the road win.