Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 28, 2024

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May 28, 2024 8:54 AM
The Washington Nationals, leading the current series 1-0, travel to Truist Park to face the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, May 28th at 7:20 PM. The Braves, with a solid 16-9 home record, look to even the series against the Nationals, who are 14-15 on the road this season. Expect a thrilling matchup as these NL East rivals clash.
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Nationals vs Braves starting pitchers

  • Max Fried for Atlanta Braves
  • Jake Irvin for Washington Nationals

Nationals vs Braves statistics

Stat Nationals Braves
Hits 394 (28th) 440 (13th)
Batting Average .230 (24th) .252 (8th)
Runs Batted In 196 (Tied-26th) 227 (Tied-13th)
Runs 212 (24th) 236 (Tied-13th)
Home Runs 46 (Tied-24th) 56 (Tied-13th)
Walks 162 (Tied-21st) 157 (Tied-23rd)
Stolen Bases 83 (2nd) 28 (Tied-24th)
Strikeouts 422 (Tied-19th) 446 (17th)
Pitches 7432 (30th) 7556 (26th)

Atlanta Braves recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/27/24 vs Washington Nationals L 8-4
5/26/24 @ Pittsburgh Pirates W 8-1
5/25/24 @ Pittsburgh Pirates L 4-1
5/24/24 @ Pittsburgh Pirates L 11-5
5/23/24 @ Chicago Cubs W 3-0

Washington Nationals recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/27/24 @ Atlanta Braves W 8-4
5/26/24 vs Seattle Mariners L 9-5
5/25/24 vs Seattle Mariners W 3-1
5/24/24 vs Seattle Mariners W 6-1
5/22/24 vs Minnesota Twins L 3-2

Nationals vs Braves predictions

As the Washington Nationals gear up to face the Atlanta Braves, eyes are on players like CJ Abrams and Jake Irvin to step up their game. Abrams, known for his speed on the bases, might get a chance to showcase his agility, potentially adding a few crucial runs and stolen bases to the scoreboard. Meanwhile, Irvin, who's been dealing with a challenging season on the mound, could use this game to lower his runs against and demonstrate his capacity to silence the Braves' potent hitters. His performance here could be a critical swing factor in the Nationals claiming victory or facing a steep uphill battle.

Over in the Atlanta dugout, Max Fried is all set to show why he's one of the top pitchers on their roster this season. His knack for maintaining a tight ERA and WHIP could see him keeping the Nationals' hitters in check. At the plate, Marcell Ozuna stands poised to make a significant impact. Given his current season's trajectory, he might drive in vital runs and perhaps send a few beyond the fences, injecting energy and critical runs into the Braves lineup.

Tallying up expectations and past performances, the Braves look to have the edge going into this matchup. With Fried's pitching prowess and Ozuna's hot bat, they could likely keep the momentum in their favor. While the Nationals have potential game changers like Abrams and Irvin, they'll need more than just average outings from them to outpace the Braves. Barring unexpected heroics or underperformances, this game seems ready to tip in Atlanta's favor, maintaining their stronghold in this series.

Atlanta Braves injuries

  • Tyler Matzek (RP): 15-Day-IL
  • Blake Burkhalter (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Jesse Franklin V (CF): Day-To-Day
  • Ian Anderson (SP): Day-To-Day
  • AJ Smith-Shawver (SP): 15-Day-IL

Nationals vs Braves game info

Venue Truist Park
Location Atlanta, Georgia
First pitch Tue 7:20 PM
Temperature 80°
Chance of Rain 59%

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