Pitching probables for Nats-Braves weekend series (plus tonight’s lineup)

The Nationals and Braves will square off tonight for the first of 19 times this season, with Ross Detwiler and Braves right-hander Julio Teheran taking the mound this evening at Nats Park.

The 22-year-old Teheran has made just five career big league starts and has a 5.81 ERA in his brief major league career.

Detwiler is coming off six strong innings in his 2013 debut. He allowed just an unearned run in a no-decision against the Reds last Saturday.

Tomorrow, we’ll get the Nats and Braves aces squaring off as Stephen Strasburg (1-1, 4.28 ERA) and Tim Hudson (1-0, 3.27 ERA) will take the mound.

Gio Gonzalez and Paul Maholm, a pair of left-handers, will get the start in the series finale Sunday. Both guys have gotten off to strong starts to the season; Gonzalez is 1-0 with a 0.82 ERA, having allowed just one earned run thus far. Maholm has yet to allow an earned run in his two outings and has two wins to show for it.

Here are tonight’s lineups:

For the Braves:

SS Andrelton Simmons
RF Jason Heyward
LF Juston Upton
1B Evan Gattis
CF B.J. Upton
2B Dan Uggla
3B Chris Johnson
C Gerald Laird
RHP Julio Teheran

For the Nats:

CF Denard Span
RF Jayson Werth
LF Bryce Harper
3B Ryan Zimmerman
1B Adam LaRoche
SS Ian Desmond
2B Danny Espinosa
C Kurt Suzuki
LHP Ross Detwiler

blog comments powered by Disqus