Game 63 lineups: Nats at Braves

ATLANTA – Sixty-two games down, 100 to go.

The Nationals will try to bounce back from last night’s tough loss and end a couple of streaks today: Their own five-game losing streak and the Braves’ six-game winning streak.

For the third time in his young career, MacKenzie Gore will face the Braves, the team he made both his major league and Nationals debuts against. He delivered the Nats their first win of the season back on April 2, striking out six over 5 ⅓ innings of one-run ball in a 4-1 victory.

Gore has done a good job of getting deep into games and limiting walks in his last two starts. Against the Royals and Phillies, the young lefty completed 13 innings with 17 strikeouts to just one walk. He’ll aim to continue that trend against a tough Braves lineup.

In a repeat of that April 2 pitching matchup, lefty Jared Shuster will make his seventh major league start for the Braves. The 24-year-old is 2-2 with a 4.99 ERA and 1.337 WHIP to start the season. He gave up four runs on six hits and five walks while taking the loss his first time against the Nats.

The Nats were able to escape the haziness caused by Canadian wildfires yesterday, but it seems to have caught up with them today. Atlanta is under a “Code Orange” for poor air quality, which is not as bad as the “Code Purple” in D.C. on Thursday that caused the Diamondbacks-Nats finale to be postponed.

Where: Truist Park
Gametime: 4:10 p.m. EDT
Radio: 106.7 The Fan,
Weather: Hazy, 85 degrees, wind 5 mph from right to left

RF Lane Thomas
2B Luis García
DH Joey Meneses
3B Jeimer Candelario
LF Stone Garrett
CF Alex Call
1B Michael Chavis
SS Ildemaro Vargas
C Riley Adams

LHP MacKenzie Gore

RF Ronald Acuña Jr.
1B Matt Olson
3B Austin Riley
2B Ozzie Albies
C Travis d’Arnaud
DH Marcell Ozuna
SS Orlando Arcia
LF Kevin Pillar
CF Michael Harris II

LHP Jared Shuster

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