Another day, another delay. While you recover from yet another late night, enjoy your morning links!
Here's the latest from Atlanta.
Jayson Werth extends on-base streak to 46, ties franchise record
Werth tied the franchise record held by Rusty Staub with a double in the fifth inning. The all-time record is held by Ted Williams (84 games). Werth could still hypothetically tie or break that record by reaching base until the fifth or fourth-to-last game of the season.
Nationals recall A.J. Cole, assign Brian Goodwin to Triple-A
The Nats called up the big righty to bolster the bullpen while it recovers from a series of heavy use in Colorado.
Ryan Zimmerman and Jose Lobaton could be back with the Nationals today:
Dusty says both Ryan Zimmerman and Jose Lobaton should be cleared to rejoin the Nats tomorrow.— Dan Kolko (@masnKolko) August 18, 2016
Oliver Perez struggling when the Nats need him most
Felipe Rivero is now a Pittsburgh Pirate, and Sammy Solis is on the DL, leaving Oliver Perez as the only lefty in the Nats' bullpen - and he's struggling mightily.
Reynaldo Lopez, Joe Ross can still make postseason impact
IF the Nationals make the playoffs, and IF Gio Gonzalez is the fourth starter in a playoff rotation, Reynaldo Lopez and Joe Ross can still be important to a playoff run.
Today's Game: Nationals vs Braves - 7:35 PM (MASN, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Tanner Roark (13-6, 2.81 ERA) vs Julio Teheran (3-9, 2.81 ERA)