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The Washington Nationals send Jordan Zimmermann to the mound against Matt Wisler in the series opener of their four-game set with the Atlanta Braves. Game Time: 7:05 PM EDT; TV: MASN; RADIO: 106.7 the FAN in D.C.

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Atlanta Braves
@ Washington Nationals

Thursday, September 3, 2015 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Jordan Zimmermann vs Matt Wisler

WEATHER: Overcast, 88°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. The WereWerth - RF

2. #RENDONISREADY - 2B

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

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

5. @BatHoarder - LF

6. #YESCOBAR - 3B

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

8. Wilson "Duke of Lizards" Ramos - C

9. Jordan "DeadEyez" Zimmermann - RHP

• LINKS:

Zimmerman hits HR no.200 in Nationals' 4-3 win over the Cardinals
Nationals' Bryce Harper left game with left glute issue
Nationals have a chance to make some noise on homestand

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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 Jayson Werth - RF
Cameron Maybin - CF Anthony Rendon - 2B
Freddie Freeman - 1B Bryce Harper - CF
A.J. Pierzynski - C Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
Nick Swisher - LF Clint Robinson - LF
Jace Peterson - 2B Yunel Escobar - 3B
Hector Olivera - 3B Ian Desmond - SS
Andrelton Simmons - SS Wilson Ramos - C
Matt Wisler - RHP Jordan Zimmermann - RHP

Zimmermann vs the Braves:

Braves PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Freddie Freeman 28 24 9 3 3 4 2 .375 .464 .500 .964
Nick Markakis 26 25 9 1 1 1 2 .360 .385 .480 .865 1
Andrelton Simmons 25 25 4 3 .160 .160 .160 .320
Cameron Maybin 20 19 3 1 1 3 .158 .200 .158 .358
Jace Peterson 14 13 4 1 3 .308 .357 .308 .665 1
Michael Bourn 12 12 1 1 2 5 .083 .083 .167 .250
A.J. Pierzynski 12 12 3 1 2 .250 .250 .333 .583 1
Nick Swisher 6 5 3 1 1 1 2 .600 .667 .800 1.467
Christian Bethancourt 5 5 .000 .000 .000 .000
Shelby Miller 5 4 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 1
Pedro Ciriaco 2 2 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 155 146 36 6 1 11 7 22 .247 .286 .308 .594 1 1 2

Wisler vs the Nationals:

Nationals PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Yunel Escobar 6 6 1 1 1 1 .167 .167 .333 .500 2
Danny Espinosa 6 4 2 1 1 .500 .600 .500 1.100 1
Ian Desmond 4 4 1 1 2 1 .250 .250 1.000 1.250
Doug Fister 4 3 1 1 .333 .500 .333 .833
Wilson Ramos 4 4 1 1 1 .250 .250 .500 .750
Clint Robinson 4 4 1 1 .250 .250 .250 .500
Michael Taylor 4 4 1 1 1 1 .250 .250 .500 .750
Bryce Harper 2 1 1 1 .000 .500 .000 .500
Total 34 30 8 3 1 5 3 6 .267 .333 .467 .800 1 2

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