Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals: Preview, Predictions and Picks for June 9, 2024

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Jun 9, 2024 6:11 AM
The Washington Nationals look to even the series against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, June 9th, at 1:35 PM at Nationals Park. After taking a 2-1 lead in the series, the Nationals aim to capitalize on their home advantage, where they hold a 12-17 record. The Braves, currently 35-27 overall and 16-15 on the road, will try to bounce back and even the series.
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Braves vs Nationals starting pitchers

  • DJ Herz for Washington Nationals
  • Hurston Waldrep for Atlanta Braves

Braves vs Nationals statistics

Stat Braves Nationals
Hits 506 (15th) 475 (27th)
Batting Average .245 (13th) .230 (23rd)
Runs Batted In 260 (15th) 228 (27th)
Runs 271 (Tied-17th) 245 (25th)
Home Runs 63 (Tied-17th) 50 (Tied-28th)
Walks 180 (25th) 187 (21st)
Stolen Bases 29 (27th) 97 (1st)
Strikeouts 525 (15th) 510 (Tied-19th)
Pitches 8875 (27th) 8879 (26th)

Washington Nationals recent games

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

Atlanta Braves recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
6/8/24 @ Washington Nationals L 7-3
6/7/24 @ Washington Nationals L 2-1
6/6/24 @ Washington Nationals W 5-2
6/5/24 @ Boston Red Sox L 9-0
6/4/24 @ Boston Red Sox W 8-3

Braves vs Nationals predictions

When the Atlanta Braves step out on the field against the Washington Nationals, all eyes will likely be on Ozzie Albies and Marcell Ozuna. Albies, known for his dynamic playing style, is expected to continue his consistent performance, potentially adding another run or two to his tally. Ozuna, on fire this season with an outstanding batting average and home run count, could easily be a game-changer. Given his track record, it wouldn't be a surprise if he knocks a few out of the park tonight. Additionally, keep an eye on Austin Riley, whose batting prowess could significantly contribute to the Braves' scoreboard as well.

Turning to the Washington Nationals, CJ Abrams and Joey Meneses are players to watch. Abrams, with his quick base running, might just snag a couple of bases, which could prove crucial in tight moments. Meneses, although not the flashiest on the team, has consistently driven in runs when needed and could be an under-the-radar contributor in this matchup. Pitching for the Nationals will be DJ Herz, whose season has been tough so far. If he can manage to keep his calm, focus on his deliveries, and perhaps surprise us with a reduction in earned runs, the Nationals might just enhance their defense effectively against the strong Braves lineup.

Based on these observations and the overall consistency of player performances, the Atlanta Braves seem to have the upper edge against the Washington Nationals for the upcoming game. While Herz is striving to find his form, the Braves’ lineup, especially with stalwarts like Ozuna and Albies, looks too robust. Unless the Nationals pull off an unexpected improvement in both offense and defense, the Braves are likely to take home a victory. Regardless, it promises to be an exciting game, with both teams eager to dominate at Nationals Park.

Atlanta Braves injuries

  • Blake Burkhalter (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Luis Liberato (OF): Day-To-Day
  • A.J. Minter (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Jimmy Herget (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • AJ Smith-Shawver (SP): 15-Day-IL

Braves vs Nationals game info

Venue Nationals Park
Location Washington, District of Columbia
First pitch Sun 1:35 PM
Temperature 77°
Chance of Rain 0%

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