Braves visit the Nationals to begin 3-game series

September 26, 2022 GMT

Atlanta Braves (95-58, second in the NL East) vs. Washington Nationals (53-99, fifth in the NL East)

Washington; Monday, 7:05 p.m. EDT

PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Bryce Elder (1-3, 3.38 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 36 strikeouts); Nationals: Cory Abbott (0-3, 4.85 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, 32 strikeouts)

BOTTOM LINE: The Washington Nationals host the Atlanta Braves on Monday to start a three-game series.

Washington has a 53-99 record overall and a 24-50 record at home. Nationals hitters are batting a collective .250, which ranks seventh in the NL.

Atlanta is 95-58 overall and 43-32 in road games. Braves pitchers have a collective 3.47 ERA, which ranks fifth in the majors.

The teams play Monday for the 17th time this season. The Braves are up 12-4 in the season series.

TOP PERFORMERS: Lane Thomas has 25 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs and 52 RBI for the Nationals. Joey Meneses is 12-for-38 with two doubles, four home runs and seven RBI over the last 10 games.

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Austin Riley leads the Braves with 77 extra base hits (38 doubles, two triples and 37 home runs). William Contreras is 11-for-36 with three home runs and six RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 4-6, .220 batting average, 3.56 ERA, outscored by seven runs

Braves: 7-3, .263 batting average, 3.10 ERA, outscored opponents by seven runs

INJURIES: Nationals: Patrick Corbin: day-to-day (back), Nelson Cruz: day-to-day (eyes), Keibert Ruiz: 10-Day IL (groin), Yadiel Hernandez: 60-Day IL (calf), Victor Arano: 15-Day IL (shoulder), Cade Cavalli: 15-Day IL (shoulder), MacKenzie Gore: 15-Day IL (elbow), Evan Lee: 60-Day IL (flexor), Stephen Strasburg: 60-Day IL (ribs), Tanner Rainey: 60-Day IL (elbow), Jackson Tetreault: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Carter Kieboom: 60-Day IL (forearm), Sean Doolittle: 60-Day IL (elbow), Will Harris: 60-Day IL (pectoral), Joe Ross: 60-Day IL (elbow)

Braves: Spencer Strider: 15-Day IL (oblique), Ozzie Albies: 10-Day IL (finger), Kirby Yates: 15-Day IL (elbow), Darren O’Day: 60-Day IL (calf), Chadwick Tromp: 10-Day IL (quadricep), Adam Duvall: 60-Day IL (wrist), Luke Jackson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Manny Pina: 60-Day IL (wrist)

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.