The Atlanta Braves are a mere four games away from clinching the NL East, and this week's 3 game series with the Washington Nationals is all that stands in their way.
After taking only 1 game at home against the San Diego Padres, the Braves are ready to put the final nail in the coffin that is the NL East pennant race, becoming the first team to clinch their division in baseball.
The Braves are looking to rebound after dropping 2 of 3 against the Padres, going 1-5 against the floundering Padres on the season.
The Braves are currently 12-4 against the Nationals heading into their final series with the Nationals in the 2013 season.
The first game, originally scheduled for Monday at 7:10pm, was rescheduled in light of the tragedies that occurred in the Navy Yards bordering some of the parking lots for the Nationals' stadium. The game will be played today at 1:05pm as part of a day-night double header.
With the possibility of clinching in Washington, in the midst of this heated rivalry, the Braves' bats must wake up in order to seal the deal on the NL East division title this season.
Freddy Garcia will make another spot start in place of Paul Maholm, who is still experiencing some elbow problems. Garcia has looked good in his two spot starts thus far, and has also eaten up some valuable innings to avoid overtaxing the bullpen.
- Be sure to "like" Braves 101 on Facebook and follow Braves 101 on Twitter.
- Photo credit: Scott Ableman / Foter / CC BY-ND
Your man cave is your home field advantage for every game. When the game is on the line, you should be able to look around and be reminded of the great moments you've watched unfold in that very room! MJR Sports Integrity offers a wide range or team and player-specific memorabilia that can do just that and take your game day room to the next level. Find your inspiration at MJR Sports Integrity and will your team to victory!Tags: Alex Wood, Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Dan Haren, Freddy Garcia, Mike Minor, MLB, Navy Yard, NL East, Paul Maholm, Ross Ohlendorf, San Diego Padres, Tanner Roark, Washington Nationals
No related posts.
Short URL: http://sport-ne.ws/10w2