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Can the Washington Nationals climb above .500? Doug Fister vs Julio Teheran this afternoon in the nation's capital. Game Time: 4:05 PM EDT; TV: MASN2, WUSA9, FS1; RADIO: 106.7 the FAN in D.C.

H.Darr Beiser-USA TODAY Sports


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Atlanta Braves
@ Washington Nationals

Saturday, May 9, 2015 4:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Doug Fister vs Julio Teheran

WEATHER: Sunny, 81°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. This is D-SPAN - CF

2. Yunel Escobar - 3B

3. The WereWerth - LF

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

5. THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 1B (Word.)

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

7. Jose "Ice Cream Man" Lobaton - C

8. #NRSOD

9. Doug "Ground Ball Machine" Fister - RHP

• LINKS:

Series Key: Get Braves' lefties out
Series Preview: Nats vs Braves [Infographic]
Nats vs Braves: Series Preview - Oppo research

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• For an Atlanta Braves fan's perspective, check out the SB Nation's Braves site: Talking Chop

Today's Lineups:

ATLANTA BRAVES WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Nick Markakis - RF Denard Span - CF
Andrelton Simmons - SS Yunel Escobar - 3B
Freddie Freeman - 1B Jayson Werth - LF
Kelly Johnson - LF Bryce Harper - RF
Alberto Callaspo - 3B Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
Jace Peterson - 2B Ian Desmond - SS
Christian Bethancourt - C Jose Lobaton - C
Cameron Maybin - CF Danny Espinosa - 2B
Julio Teheran - RHP Doug Fister - RHP

Fister vs the Braves:

Name PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Nick Markakis 27 24 8 2 1 8 2 3 .333 .407 .542 .949 1
A.J. Pierzynski 25 24 5 2 3 2 .208 .200 .458 .658 1 1
Alberto Callaspo 21 19 7 1 3 2 1 .368 .429 .526 .955
Freddie Freeman 13 11 4 1 3 .364 .462 .364 .825 1
Andrelton Simmons 12 12 3 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 1
Eric Young 9 8 2 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 1
Kelly Johnson 6 6 3 1 2 2 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
Cameron Maybin 4 3 1 1 .000 .250 .000 .250
Jonny Gomes 3 3 1 1 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Jace Peterson 3 2 2 1 1.000 .667 1.000 1.667 1
Eric Stults 3 2 1 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1
Julio Teheran 3 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 1
Total 129 116 36 2 5 19 6 15 .310 .349 .457 .806 3 2 2 2

Teheran vs the Nationals:

Nationals PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Denard Span 31 30 12 2 2 1 2 1 1 .400 .419 .700 1.119 1
Ian Desmond 27 26 7 1 1 1 7 .269 .296 .308 .604 1
Jayson Werth 25 21 3 3 1 7 .143 .200 .143 .343 2 1
Bryce Harper 21 19 8 3 2 4 1 5 .421 .476 .895 1.371 1 1
Ryan Zimmerman 20 20 4 1 4 3 .200 .200 .350 .550
Danny Espinosa 16 15 3 4 .200 .250 .200 .450 1
Jose Lobaton 12 10 5 1 1 3 2 3 .500 .583 .900 1.483
Gio Gonzalez 5 5 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Tanner Roark 4 3 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1
Stephen Strasburg 4 4 4 .000 .000 .000 .000
Doug Fister 3 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 2
Wilson Ramos 3 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
Dan Uggla 3 3 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Yunel Escobar 2 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500
Total 176 161 43 7 2 5 17 7 38 .267 .306 .429 .735 3 2 3 3

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