The Nationals have been one of MLB's most disappointing teams this season, and the Braves currently possess a 12 1/2-game lead over them in the National League East.
Chris Johnson has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games, hitting .451 in the process.
Since his return from the disabled list, B.J. Upton has gone 3-for-9 with a double in two games.
In his last 30 appearances, Craig Kimbrel has allowed one earned run and struck out 46.
The Nationals haven't been able to figure out how to hit this year; they rank 14th in the National League in runs scored.
Monday, 7:05 on SportSouth: Braves LH Mike Minor (11-5, 2.75 ERA) vs RH Stephen Strasburg (5-9, 3.04 ERA)
Tuesday, 7:05 on SportSouth: RH Julio Teheran (8-5, 3.02 ERA) vs LH Gio Gonzalez (7-4, 3.57 ERA)
Wednesday, 7:05 on SportSouth: RH Kris Medlen (8-10, 3.85 ERA) vs RH Jordan Zimmerman (13-6, 3.06 ERA)
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