Game 41 lineups: Nats at Braves

ATLANTA - Welcome back to SunTrust Park. It’s my first visit to the new ballpark, but this is the Nationals’ second time here. I walked over from my hotel across a pedestrian foot bridge. It is a very nice complex but there are lots of new restaurants and buildings and pathways still under construction.

Tonight the Nationals arrive and call on left-hander Gio Gonzalez to face 42-year-old knuckleballer R.A. Dickey.

Daniel Murphy, Trea Turner, Chris Heisey and Brian Goodwin have never faced Dickey. He has faced Ryan Zimmerman (38 plate appearances) and Jayson Werth (32) the most. Werth is hitting .481 and Zimmerman .324 against him. The pair have the only homers against him: two apiece. Werth has three doubles, Zimmerman two doubles vs. Dickey.

Bryce Harper has hit just .211 against him with a team-high seven strikeouts. Matt Wieters hits .158 with six strikeouts. Gonzalez is 0-for-5 against Dickey.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS at ATLANTA BRAVES
Where: SunTrust Park
Gametime: 7:35 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN 2, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 183/Internet 869, MLB.com
Weather: Partly cloudy, 86 degrees, wind 6 mph toward right field

NATIONALS (25-15)

SS Trea Turner
LF Jayson Werth
RF Bryce Harper
1B Ryan Zimmerman
2B Daniel Murphy
3B Anthony Rendon
C Matt Wieters
CF Michael A. Taylor
LHP Gio Gonzalez

BRAVES (16-22)

CF Ender Inciarte
2B Brandon Phillips
RF Nick Markakis
LF Matt Kemp
C Kurt Suzuki
3B Johan Camargo
1B Jace Peterson
SS Dansby Swanson
RHP R.A. Dickey

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