Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 6, 2024

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Jun 6, 2024 6:11 AM
The Atlanta Braves, boasting a strong 34-25 overall record, travel to Nationals Park to take on the Washington Nationals on Thursday, June 6, 2024, at 6:45 PM. The Nationals, currently sitting at 27-34 on the season, will look to even the regular season series, which Washington leads 3-1. With Atlanta's 15-13 road record and Washington's 10-16 home mark, this matchup is shaping up to be an intriguing battle.
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Braves vs Nationals starting pitchers

  • Mitchell Parker for Washington Nationals
  • Reynaldo Lopez for Atlanta Braves

Braves vs Nationals statistics

Stat Braves Nationals
Hits 493 (16th) 464 (26th)
Batting Average .247 (10th) .231 (23rd)
Runs Batted In 254 (Tied-15th) 225 (Tied-25th)
Runs 265 (18th) 241 (24th)
Home Runs 61 (Tied-16th) 48 (Tied-27th)
Walks 178 (Tied-23rd) 184 (21st)
Stolen Bases 29 (27th) 95 (1st)
Strikeouts 514 (16th) 490 (21st)
Pitches 8633 (27th) 8647 (26th)

Washington Nationals recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/5/24 vs New York Mets L 9-1
6/4/24 vs New York Mets L 6-3
6/3/24 vs New York Mets L 8-7
6/2/24 @ Cleveland Guardians W 5-2
6/1/24 @ Cleveland Guardians L 3-2

Atlanta Braves recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/5/24 @ Boston Red Sox L 9-0
6/4/24 @ Boston Red Sox W 8-3
6/2/24 vs Oakland Athletics W 3-1
6/1/24 vs Oakland Athletics L 11-9
5/31/24 vs Oakland Athletics W 4-2

Braves vs Nationals predictions

Tonight's match between the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park is gearing up to be an electrifying face-off. For the Braves, pay close attention to Marcell Ozuna who's been on fire with a stellar batting average of .309, already smashing 17 home runs this season. Expect him to make a significant impact. Additionally, Matt Olson and Ozzie Albies should also make notable contributions. Olson's capability to rake in RBIs combined with Albies' consistent hitting could definitely sway the game in their favor.

Switching over to the dugout of the Washington Nationals, eyes are on CJ Abrams and Luis Garcia Jr. Abrams, with his swift base-stealing prowess, could be a crucial factor, disrupting the rhythm of Braves' pitchers on the mound. Meanwhile, Garcia Jr. has been hitting a decent .266, showing potential to break out and provide the Nationals with much-needed offensive momentum. Their contributions, along and some strategic plays, could offer the Nats a good shot at keeping the contest competitive.

Given the current form and overall season performance, the Atlanta Braves look poised to take this one, mainly due to their stronger batting lineup and solid pitching from Reynaldo Lopez who boasts an impressive ERA of 1.73. The Nationals have shown they can compete, especially considering they lead the series 3-1 against the Braves this season. However, they'll need more than just a few sparks of brilliance to overcome the cohesive and potent Braves tonight. Expect an intense game with the Braves likely coming out on top in this encounter.

Atlanta Braves injuries

  • Jarred Kelenic (LF): Day-To-Day
  • Sean Murphy (C): Day-To-Day
  • Blake Burkhalter (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Luis Liberato (OF): Day-To-Day
  • A.J. Minter (RP): 15-Day-IL

Braves vs Nationals game info

Venue Nationals Park
Location Washington, District of Columbia
First pitch Thu 6:45 PM
Temperature 79°
Chance of Rain 0%

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