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The Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves play the third game of their four-game set in D.C. at 7:05 PM EDT with Gio Gonzalez on the mound against Shelby Miller. TV: MASN, MLBN; RADIO: 106.7 the FAN in D.C.

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Atlanta Braves
@ Washington Nationals

Saturday, September 5, 2015 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Gio Gonzalez vs Shelby Miller

WEATHER: Sunny, 84°

• 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) - CF

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. Gio Gonzalez (aka The Best-Dressed Pitcher in Town) - LHP

• LINKS:

Nationals 15-1 over Braves in series opener in D.C.
Michael Taylor hits walk-off home run to beat the Braves
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
Pedro Ciriaco - 2B Anthony Rendon - 2B
Freddie Freeman - 1B Bryce Harper - CF
Nick Swisher - LF Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
Cameron Maybin - CF Clint Robinson - LF
Andrelton Simmons - SS Yunel Escobar - 3B
Hector Olivera - 3B Ian Desmond - SS
Christian Bethancourt - C Wilson Ramos - C
Shelby Miller - RHP Gio Gonzalez - LHP

Gonzalez 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 31 27 9 4 2 10 8 .333 .355 .704 1.059 2 2 1
Andrelton Simmons 25 20 7 1 1 2 5 4 1 .350 .480 .800 1.280 1
Nick Markakis 24 21 5 1 3 3 4 .238 .333 .286 .619
Nick Swisher 20 17 6 1 1 6 3 2 .353 .450 .588 1.038
Michael Bourn 16 14 4 1 2 5 .286 .375 .429 .804
A.J. Pierzynski 9 8 2 1 1 .250 .333 .250 .583
Cameron Maybin 5 4 1 2 .000 .200 .000 .200
Julio Teheran 4 3 1 1 2 .333 .333 .667 1.000 1
Pedro Ciriaco 2 2 1 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Total 136 116 35 8 2 5 24 14 26 .302 .385 .534 .920 1 2 3 1

Miller vs the Nationals:

Nationals PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Ian Desmond 17 17 1 1 1 8 .059 .059 .118 .176 1
Bryce Harper 15 14 3 1 2 1 3 .214 .267 .286 .552
Danny Espinosa 12 11 4 1 1 1 4 .364 .417 .455 .871
Anthony Rendon 12 11 4 1 1 1 2 .364 .417 .455 .871
Jayson Werth 12 9 2 1 1 2 1 .222 .417 .333 .750 1
Wilson Ramos 8 8 1 1 4 .125 .125 .125 .250
Jordan Zimmermann 7 6 1 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 1
Yunel Escobar 6 6 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 1
Jose Lobaton 6 5 3 1 1 .600 .667 .600 1.267
Clint Robinson 6 5 1 1 2 1 1 .200 .333 .800 1.133
Ryan Zimmerman 6 6 1 2 .167 .167 .167 .333
Stephen Strasburg 5 2 3 1 .000 .600 .000 .600
Michael Taylor 5 3 2 1 .000 .400 .000 .400 1
Dan Uggla 3 3 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 120 106 22 5 1 9 12 32 .208 .294 .283 .577 1 1 1 2

Mr. Wilbon? Way To Go Nats!!!

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