Game 146 lineups: Nats vs. Braves

The Nationals tonight are trying to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Braves, not to mention falling to 7-9 overall against them this season. All of that would be a surprise, given the respective state of clubs, but it does show you that Atlanta is making some strides in its rebuild and the Nats (for whatever reason) haven't enjoyed as much success against these guys as other division foes.

Tanner-Roark-throw-white-sidebar.jpgIt'll be Tanner Roark's job to pitch well enough to help change that downward trend. Roark has been remarkably consistent of late. He has surrendered two or three runs in six of his last seven starts (he gave up one run in the other outing) and he has pitched anywhere from six to seven innings in six of those seven starts (he went 5 2/3 innings in the other outing).

Right-hander Mike Foltynewicz takes the mound for the Braves.

ATLANTA BRAVES at WASHINGTON NATIONALS
Where: Nationals Park
Gametime: 7:05 p.m. EDT
TV: MASN2, MLB.tv
Radio: 106.7 FM, 1500 AM, XM 186/869, MLB.com
Weather: Chance of rain, 76 degrees, wind 7 mph out to center field

NATIONALS (88-57)
SS Trea Turner
LF Jayson Werth
2B Wilmer Difo
1B Adam Lind
CF Michael A. Taylor
RF Victor Robles
3B Adrián Sanchez
C Jose Lobaton
RHP Tanner Roark

BRAVES (66-78)
CF Ender Inciarte
2B Ozzie Albies
1B Freddie Freeman
LF Matt Kemp
RF Nick Markakis
C Kurt Suzuki
3B Johan Camargo
SS Dansby Swanson
RHP Mike Foltynewicz

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