Nationals-Braves, Game 2

Rick Ankiel’s two-home-run evening helped the Nationals out-power the Braves last night. Tonight, they’ll look to take the series early and extend their win streak to four straight.

Here are tonight’s lineups:



Michael Bourn – CF

Martin Prado – LF

Freddie Freeman – 1B

Dan Uggla – 2B

Alex Gonzalez – SS

Brooks Conrad – 3B

Davis Ross – C

Jose Constanza – RF

Derek Lowe – P



Rick Ankiel – CF

Danny Espinosa – 2B

Ryan Zimmerman – 3B

Michael Morse – 1B

Jayson Werth – RF

Jonny Gomes – LF

Ian Desmond – SS

Wilson Ramos – C

John Lannan – P


*Today, the Nationals recalled RHP Collin Balester from Triple-A Syracuse. Balester has posted 46 strikeouts over 39.1 innings with the Chiefs in 2011.


*Ryan Zimmerman is currently riding a 10-game hit streak. He’s hit .419 with three doubles during that span.


*Lannan has historically fared well against Atlanta. He’s 7-4 with a 3.24 ERA in 13 starts against the Braves.

1 Comment

It looks like for all to see that Davey Johnson has got the Nats hitting on all cylinders.
If anyone was worried that Davey had lost his touch they needn’t have. Strangely enough the Nats may face one of their biggest challenges of the season when they travel to Denver to play the Rockies. The Rockies won every game they played against the Nats last year. If the Nats can win or sweep the series from the Rockies in Denver they very well could be back in the hunt for the Wild Card spot.

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