Major League Baseball action brings more action on Sunday afternoon as the Washington Nationals will clash with the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park in Atlanta, Georgia in game four of their four-game series. The Braves were the better team so far as they won the first two games of this series. The Nationals will start the game with Jeremy Hellickson and the Braves will give the nod to Anibal Sanchez.
Washington Nationals Form
The Washington Nationals are facing some offensive struggles this season. However, they were able to bounce back as they won the game on Saturday against the Braves with a score with of 5-3. It will be interesting to see how they will in this game. The Nationals have averaged 4.63 runs per game and have allowed 3.47 runs per game on the road so far.
Jeremy Hellickson record against the Braves stands at 2-0 with s 3.21 ERA in five starts. This will be his first start at SunTrust Park.
On the offensive side of the game, the Nationals have some below average stats this season as they are placed on the 18th spot in the league in scoring, putting up 4.26 runs per game, while also holding the 23rd spot in hitting at .238 and 6th place in homers with a total of 72 so far. On the mound, they are the 2nd best team in the league in ERA at 3.24, while also being 2nd in WHIP at 1.12 and 4th in K’s with 554.
Atlanta Braves Form
Atlanta Braves are the top team in the National League East. They were able to win the first two games of this series. However, they lost the game on Saturday and they will aim to bounce back in this game. The Braves have averaged 5.19 runs per game and have allowed 4.27 runs per game here at home so far.
Anibal Sanchez record against the Nationals he has gone 9-1 with a 2.11 ERA in 23 games (22 starts).
On the offensive side of the game, Atlanta has been very good as they are placed on the 5th in the league in scoring, putting up 5.02 runs per game, while also being 3rd in hitting at .264 and 12th spot in homers with a total of 66 so far. On the mound, they have been solid in the early going as they come are placed on the 7th spot in the league in ERA at 3.55 while also ranking 17th in WHIP at 1.32 and 8th in K’s with 502.
It seems that this will be interesting game as both teams are solid in this series. On one side, Atlanta has the offensive edge, but the Nationals have a better pitcher and expect them to grab an away win in this one, as they are 13-3 in their last 16 road games. Go for the Nationals in this one.
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