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Gio Gonzalez FINALLY takes the mound for his first start of the 2016 campaign as the Washington Nationals take on the Atlanta Braves in the second game of their four-game set in the nation's capital. GAME TIME: 7:05 PM EDT; FOLLOW: MASN 2; 106.7 the FAN.

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Atlanta Braves
@ Washington Nationals

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 7:05 PM EDT
Nationals Park

Gio Gonzalez vs Jhoulys Chacin

WEATHER: Sunny, 57°

• 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. #LSD - SS

8. #LOBATRON - C

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

• LINKS:

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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
Jeff Francoeur - LF Daniel Murphy - 2B
Erick Aybar - SS Jayson Werth - LF
Tyler Flowers - C Danny Espinosa - SS
Gordon Beckham - 2B Jose Lobaton - C
Jhoulys Chacin - 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 34 29 9 4 2 10 1 10 .310 .353 .655 1.008 2 2 1
Nick Markakis 27 24 6 1 3 3 4 .250 .333 .292 .625
Jeff Francoeur 25 25 10 3 1 3 6 .400 .400 .640 1.040
Erick Aybar 23 21 5 1 1 3 2 5 .238 .304 .476 .781 1
Drew Stubbs 12 11 1 5 .000 .083 .000 .083
A.J. Pierzynski 9 8 2 1 1 .250 .333 .250 .583
Gordon Beckham 7 5 1 1 1 .200 .429 .200 .629 1
Kelly Johnson 4 4 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Julio Teheran 4 3 1 1 2 .333 .333 .667 1.000 1
Tyler Flowers 2 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Hector Olivera 2 2 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 149 134 34 9 1 4 19 9 40 .254 .311 .425 .736 1 2 3 2

Chacin 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 17 17 6 1 2 2 .353 .353 .412 .765
Ryan Zimmerman 15 13 5 1 2 5 2 2 .385 .467 .923 1.390 1
Jayson Werth 12 10 4 2 2 .400 .500 .600 1.100
Daniel Murphy 11 9 3 1 2 1 .333 .364 .444 .808 1
Danny Espinosa 6 5 1 1 1 3 .200 .333 .400 .733
Chris Heisey 5 5 .000 .000 .000 .000
Wilson Ramos 5 5 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Anthony Rendon 5 5 2 1 .400 .400 .600 1.000 1
Jose Lobaton 3 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
Yusmeiro Petit 1 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Total 80 73 21 7 2 9 6 8 .288 .338 .466 .803 1 2

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