Pudge behind plate for Game 2

The Nationals will try to play spoiler today as they take on the Atlanta Braves, who are still fighting for a playoff position. Chien-Ming Wang and Brandon Beachy face off in Game 2 of this NATIONALS FANale WEEKEND series.
Here are today’s lineups:

Braves:
Michael Bourn – CF
Martin Prado – LF
Chipper Jones – 3B
Dan Uggla – 2B
Brian McCann – C
Freddie Freeman – 1B
Jack Wilson – SS
Jason Heyward – RF
Brandon Beachy – P

Nationals:
Ian Desmond – SS
Rick Ankiel – CF
Ryan Zimmerman – 3B
Michael Morse – LF
Jayson Werth – RF
Danny Espinosa – 2B
Chris Marrero – 1B
Ivan Rodriguez – C
Chien-Ming Wang – P

*Ivan Rodriguez gets the start today after receiving a standing ovation in his pinch-hitting appearance in last night’s game. Pudge will also start the last game of the season in Florida, according to manager Davey Johnson.

*Against the Braves, Ryan Zimmerman has batted .279 with 21 doubles, 12 home runs, and 59 RBI. Jayson Werth has batted .292 with an on-base percentage of .394 against Atlanta.

*You can still enjoy the festivities of the Nationals FANale Weekend tomorrow, as the team wraps up their home schedule. “Strasburg Strikes Back” T-shirts will be given away at all gates for the first 10,000 fans, and Cola-Cola products are two-for-one all game long (while supplies last). And, don’t forget – you can enter the raffle for the “Jerseys Off Their Backs” giveaway until 2 p.m. tomorrow!

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