Game 160 lineups: Nats at Braves

ATLANTA – Hello from Truist Park, where the Nationals and Braves wrap up the regular season this weekend. The Nats, as you probably know, are hoping to win at least one more game and finish the year with 70 victories. The Braves, meanwhile, have already clinched home-field advantage all the way through the World Series, so there’s really nothing at stake for them at a team level. They’re still really, really good, though.

Trevor Williams will try to contain that potent lineup, making his first start in 13 days. The right-hander has really struggled in the second half but hopes to end his year on something of a positive note, his role entering 2024 not entirely clear (though he’s owed $7 million regardless). The bullpen is fresh, so Davey Martinez could turn to that group early, including Tanner Rainey, who has finally been activated off the 60-day injured list 14 months removed from Tommy John surgery. To clear a spot for him, Robert Garcia went on paternity leave and Riley Adams was transferred to the 60-day IL.

The Nats lineup includes most of the usual suspects, with a few guys moving up or down in order. Joey Meneses will bat third against Braves right-hander Allan Winans, with Keibert Ruiz hitting cleanup. Carter Kieboom gets the start at third base in his hometown.

Where: Truist Park
Gametime: 7:20 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 FM,
Weather: Partly cloudy, 76 degrees, wind 3 mph in from center field

SS CJ Abrams
RF Lane Thomas
DH Joey Meneses
C Keibert Ruiz
2B Luis García
3B Carter Kieboom
1B Dominic Smith
LF Jake Alu
CF Jacob Young

RHP Trevor Williams

RF Ronald Acuña Jr.
2B Ozzie Albies
3B Austin Riley
1B Matt Olson
DH Marcell Ozuna
LF Eddie Rosario
C Travis d’Arnaud
SS Nicky Lopez
CF Forrest Wall

RHP Allan Winans

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