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The NL East's top teams, the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves, start a three-game set in Turner Field with Stephen Strasburg on the mound against Ervin Santana in the series opener at 7:35PM EDT. TV: MASN2; RADIO: 106.7 the FAN; 1500 AM WFED.

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Washington Nationals
@ Atlanta Braves

Friday, August 8, 2014 7:35 PM EDT
Turner Field

Ervin Santana vs Stephen Strasburg

WEATHER: 100% chance of rain, 82°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. This is D-SPAN - CF

2. Asdrubal "Cabby" Cabrera - 2B

3. #RENDONISREADY- 3B

4. Adam "Graceful, Effortless" LaRoche - 1B

5. Ian "+Range, +Arm" Desmond - SS

6. "Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing, Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - LF

7. WIlson "Duke of Lizards" Ramos - C

8. Steven "#SouzaArmy" Souza - RF

9. Stephen Strasburg - RHP

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Today's Lineups

WASHINGTON NATIONALS ATLANTA BRAVES
Denard Span - CF B.J. Upton - CF
Asdrubal Cabrera - 2B Tommy La Stella - 2B
Anthony Rendon - 3B Freddie Freeman - 1B
Adam LaRoche - 1B Justin Upton - LF
Ian Desmond - SS Jason Heyward - RF
Bryce Harper - LF Evan Gattis - C
Wilson Ramos - C Chris Johnson - 3B
Steve Souza - RF Ramiro Pena - SS
Stephen Strasburg - RHP Ervin Santana - RHP

• Santana vs the Nationals:

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Asdrubal Cabrera 38 34 7 2 1 1 7 2 5 .206 .270 .412 .682 1 0 0 1 1
Denard Span 29 27 10 2 0 1 6 1 1 .370 .379 .556 .935 0 1 0 0 2
Jayson Werth 13 13 3 0 0 1 1 0 6 .231 .231 .462 .692 0 0 0 0 0
Ian Desmond 9 9 2 0 0 1 1 0 3 .222 .222 .556 .778 0 0 0 0 1
Scott Hairston 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
Adam LaRoche 6 6 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Wilson Ramos 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
Anthony Rendon 6 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .333 .400 .733 0 0 0 0 0
Danny Espinosa 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .400 .250 .650 0 0 0 1 0
Bryce Harper 4 4 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 .500 .500 1.250 1.750 0 0 0 0 0
Tanner Roark 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0
Total 124 115 29 5 1 5 18 4 23 .252 .287 .443 .730 2 1 0 2 6
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Generated 8/8/2014.

• Strasburg vs the Braves:

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Jason Heyward 29 26 11 2 0 1 4 2 4 .423 .483 .615 1.098 0 0 0 1 0
Freddie Freeman 27 20 9 1 0 2 7 5 4 .450 .519 .800 1.319 0 2 0 0 0
Chris Johnson 21 21 7 1 0 0 3 0 5 .333 .333 .381 .714 0 0 0 0 1
Justin Upton 20 18 5 0 0 0 1 1 5 .278 .350 .278 .628 0 0 0 1 2
B.J. Upton 18 16 2 1 0 0 0 2 9 .125 .222 .188 .410 0 0 0 0 0
Andrelton Simmons 15 14 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 .143 .200 .143 .343 0 0 0 0 1
Emilio Bonifacio 12 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .100 .100 .200 .300 2 0 0 0 0
Mike Minor 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1
Evan Gattis 7 7 2 0 0 1 2 0 3 .286 .286 .714 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Julio Teheran 4 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 .500 .500 .750 1.250 0 0 0 0 0
Ryan Doumit 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 0 0 0 0 0
Tommy La Stella 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0
Ramiro Pena 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 0 0 0 0 0
Gerald Laird 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 0 0 0 0 0
Total 173 155 45 7 0 4 21 12 41 .290 .345 .413 .758 2 2 0 2 5
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Generated 8/8/2014.

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