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Washington Nationals’ lineup for the 1st of 2 with the Atlanta Braves today...

Washington and Atlanta play the first game of today’s doubleheader at 4:05 PM in Truist Park...

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Davey Martinez’s club was shut out for a 20-inning stretch between the ninth inning of the first of four with the Philadelphia Phillies in Citizens Bank Park and the third in the finale of the series, but they put five runs up on Thursday afternoon, only to lose in extras when the Nationals couldn’t take advantage of the runner on second to start the top of the 10th.

Trea Turner K’d swinging to start the inning, then after an intentional walk to Juan Soto, Asdrúbal Cabrera K’d looking, and after a walk by Kurt Suzuki, Brock Holt grounded out for the final out of the inning.

Washington’s NL East rivals scored in the home-half of the 10th, and completed a four-game sweep of the defending World Series champions, who’ve now dropped six straight and nine of their last ten.

“We got to have better at bats with guys on base and guys in scoring position,” Martinez told reporters after the game. “Cabby was doing so good earlier, now he’s just — I think he’s just chasing outside of the zone. We got to get him back in the zone and starting to hit the ball back up the middle of the field.”

The Nationals went 2 for 11 with runners in scoring position and eight left on base in the 6-5 loss.

“We had our chance there. When you battle like that, game are close, every opportunity matters, so we’ve got to drive in those runs.”

Martinez was asked if he considered hitting for Holt, who’s now 3 for 40 (.075 AVG) on the season after an 0 for 5 day on Thursday, with Howie Kendrick or Josh Harrison, who were both on the bench at that point, though Kendrick was kept out of the lineup, the manager said, because his legs were heavy. Were they available to pinch hit?

“Howie was not, no. We could have used Harrison. I liked Holt right there. He’s going to get it. He’s been a good player in his career, so I wanted to give him an opportunity to drive in those runs.”

Just adding to the Nationals’ woes this season, Adam Eaton left the game after jamming his knee at first base while running out a sac bunt.

“He jammed his knee on first base,” Martinez said, though Eaton also took a fall while trying to avoid a pitch headed for his knee on the first bunt attempt of his at bat.

“He jammed his knee on the base. So we’ll see what happens. He might be day-to-day.”

So how will the lineup look for the first game of two today with the Braves?