Apr 1, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Tim Hudson (15) reacts after the last out of the inning is recorded against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Turner Field. The Braves defeated the Phillies 7-5. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Game 2: Hudson vs Strasburg

Apr 12, 2013; Washington, D.C., USA; Atlanta Braves third baseman Ramiro Pena (14) hits the game winning two-run home run in the tenth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. The Braves defeated the Nationals 6 – 4 in ten innings. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports



The battle between the two heavyweights of the National League East division square off today with both trying to make a presence early in the 2013 season.  The Washington Nationals with give the ball to their Ace and one of the best pitchers in the game, Stephen Strasburg.  While the Braves send veteran pitcher Tim Hudson out to win game 2 of the series.  After last nights thriller, we barely have time to catch our breath as this game begins at 1:05pm ET.  The Braves will send back out last nights hero Ramiro Pena to shortstop to give Andrelton Simmons the day off after struggling at the plate (0-5).

Washington Nationals

1. Denard Span, CF

2. Jayson Werth, RF

3. Bryce Harper, LF

4. Ryan Zimmerman, 3B

5. Adam LaRoche, 1B

6. Ian Desmond, SS

7. Danny Espinosa, 2B

8. Wilson Ramos, C

9. Stephen Strasburg, P


Atlanta Braves

1. B.J. Upton, CF

2. Jason Heyward, RF

3. Justin Upton, LF

4. Evan Gattis, C

5. Dan Uggla, 2B

6. Juan Francisco, 3B

7. Chris Johnson, 1B

8. Ramiro Pena, SS

9. Tim Hudson, P



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  • fireboss

    BJ .211 OBP leading off makes as much sense as Hudson .400 OBP leading off. the longer they try to force BJ the less likely he is to respond.. He’s 1-2 vs Strasburg but 10-31 against Dan Haren. I really hope he finds his way . . .soon