Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves: Preview, Predictions and Picks for May 30, 2024

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May 30, 2024 6:12 AM
The Washington Nationals, holding a 2-1 lead in the series, look to build on their momentum as they take on the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at 7:20 PM. The Braves, playing on their home turf, will aim toeven the series and capitalize on their strong 17-10 home record. With the Nationals' 15-16 road record, this matchup promises to be an intense battle.
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Washington Nationals
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Nationals vs Braves starting pitchers

  • Reynaldo Lopez for Atlanta Braves
  • Trevor Williams for Washington Nationals

Nationals vs Braves statistics

Stat Nationals Braves
Hits 401 (28th) 445 (13th)
Batting Average .230 (24th) .251 (7th)
Runs Batted In 196 (Tied-26th) 229 (14th)
Runs 212 (25th) 238 (15th)
Home Runs 46 (Tied-25th) 57 (Tied-14th)
Walks 163 (Tied-21st) 160 (Tied-23rd)
Stolen Bases 84 (Tied-1st) 28 (25th)
Strikeouts 430 (Tied-21st) 458 (16th)
Pitches 7546 (30th) 7688 (27th)

Atlanta Braves recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/29/24 vs Washington Nationals L 7-2
5/28/24 vs Washington Nationals W 2-0
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

Washington Nationals recent games

Game Date Opponent Result Score
5/29/24 @ Atlanta Braves W 7-2
5/28/24 @ Atlanta Braves L 2-0
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

Nationals vs Braves predictions

Tonight’s game between the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves seems poised for some standout performances, especially from the Nationals' end. Keep your eyes on CJ Abrams, who has been a consistent hitter this season. His speed on bases is phenomenal, and with that kind of stolen base potential, he could seriously challenge the Braves' defense. Also, we can't overlook Luis Garcia; his ability to bring runners home has been critical for Washington this season, and he may well be a key player if the Nationals are to snatch this game.

On the other side, the Braves are showcasing some strong talent of their own. Marcell Ozuna is on fire with a batting average soaring over .300 and a home run tally that leads his team. He’s definitely someone who can turn the game on its head with just one swing. Also, Austin Riley is another bat to watch. With his ability to consistently get on base and drive in runs, he could very well be the backbone of the Braves’ lineup tonight.

As for the game's outcome, both teams are coming in strong but the edge might go to the Braves. Their combination of offensive depth and Reynaldo Lopez’s low ERA could be the determining factors. Though the Nationals' aggressive base running will definitely keep things interesting, the Braves' overall performance and tactical advantages at home likely give them the upper hand in this matchup. Expect it to be a close one, but Atlanta might just have what it takes to tip the scale in their favor tonight.

Atlanta Braves injuries

  • Blake Burkhalter (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Luis Liberato (OF): Day-To-Day
  • Jake Walsh (RP): Day-To-Day
  • Huascar Ynoa (SP): Day-To-Day
  • Jesse Franklin V (CF): Day-To-Day

Nationals vs Braves game info

Venue Truist Park
Location Atlanta, Georgia
First pitch Thu 7:20 PM
Temperature 81°
Chance of Rain 0%

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