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The Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves start a four-game set in the nation's capital tonight with Max Scherzer on the mound vs Bud Norris. GAME TIME: 7:05 PM EDT; TV: MASN 2; RADIO: 106.7 the FAN in D.C.

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Atlanta Braves
@ Washington Nationals

Monday, April 11, 2016 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Max Scherzer vs Bud Norris

WEATHER: Sunny, 64°

• D.C. Starting Lineup:

1. M-A-T!!! - CF

2. #RENDONISREADY - 3B

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. Daniel Murphy - 2B

6. The WereWerth - LF

7. Wilson "Duke of Lizards" Ramos - C

8. #LSD - SS

9. "Mad Max" Scherzer - RHP

• LINKS:

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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
Mallex Smith - CF Michael Taylor - CF
Nick Markakis - RF Anthony Rendon - 3B
Freddie Freeman - 1B Bryce Harper - RF
Adonis Garcia - 3B Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
A.J. Pierzynski - C Daniel Murphy - 2B
Hector Olivera - LF Jayson Werth - LF
Erick Aybar - SS Wilson Ramos - C
Jace Peterson - 2B Danny Espinosa - SS
Bud Norris - RHP Max Scherzer - RHP

Scherzer vs the Braves:

Braves

PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Gordon Beckham 50 44 9 3 4 13 .205 .286 .273 .558 1 1
A.J. Pierzynski 40 39 11 1 1 1 7 5 .282 .275 .436 .711 1
Jeff Francoeur 36 36 8 2 1 1 2 11 .222 .222 .417 .639 1
Nick Markakis 29 25 7 2 1 4 7 .280 .379 .360 .739
Kelly Johnson 23 23 5 2 1 1 10 .217 .217 .435 .652
Erick Aybar 20 20 3 1 1 .150 .150 .200 .350
Tyler Flowers 12 11 3 1 1 1 7 .273 .333 .545 .879
Drew Stubbs 8 8 4 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jace Peterson 6 5 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 1
Freddie Freeman 3 3 1 1 1 1 .333 .333 1.333 1.667
Adonis Garcia 3 3 1 1 1 1 .333 .333 1.333 1.667
Hector Olivera 3 3 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Julio Teheran 2 2 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 235 222 48 11 2 6 14 9 65 .216 .249 .365 .614 2 1 1 1

Norris vs the Nationals:

Nationals PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP missG
Stephen Drew 31 25 9 3 1 1 4 6 5 .360 .484 .680 1.164
Jayson Werth 19 19 3 1 1 7 .158 .158 .211 .368
Danny Espinosa 17 14 3 2 3 6 .214 .353 .357 .710 1
Ryan Zimmerman 17 17 6 3 9 1 .353 .353 .882 1.235
Wilson Ramos 16 16 6 1 3 2 .375 .375 .563 .938
Daniel Murphy 15 15 4 1 3 3 .267 .267 .467 .733
Bryce Harper 6 5 1 1 .200 .333 .200 .533 1
Chris Heisey 6 6 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
Anthony Rendon 5 4 1 1 1 .250 .400 .500 .900
Michael Taylor 4 4 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Stephen Strasburg 2 2 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Matt den Dekker 1 1 1 1 2 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000
Jose Lobaton 1 1 1.000
Clint Robinson 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 141 129 34 8 1 6 22 11 31 .264 .326 .481 .807 1 1

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