Lineups for 7/3

Braves:

 

McClouth – CF

Prado – 2B

Jones – 3B

McCann – C

Escobar – SS

Diaz – LF

Francoeur – RF

Kotchman – 1B

Kawakami – P

 

Nationals:

 

Morgan – CF

Johnson – 1B

Zimmerman – 3B

Dunn – LF

Willingham – RF

Guzman – SS

Harris – 2B

Bard – C

Detwiler – P

 

Game Notes:

o   Nyjer Morgan gets his first start in a Nationals jersey.

 

o   Ross Detwiler is seeking his first Major League victory. He is 0-4 with a 5.24 ERA.

 

o   With 298 in hand, Adam Dunn is just 2 homers shy of 300. 17 active players belong to the 300-homer club, with Dunn and David Ortiz (297 career home runs) vying to become member No. 18.

 

o   Despite twice having to leave the team due to deaths in his family, Josh Willingham is batting .407 (24-for-59) with seven doubles, three home runs, nine RBI and 11 walks in 20 games since May 26. He has posted all-world caliber on-base (.514) and slugging (.678) percentages in that span.

1 Comment

Atlanta is on a roll so it should be a tough task for a win less rookie.
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