Apr 5, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals catcher Jose Lobaton (59) is out at home as Atlanta Braves catcher Ryan Doumit (4) is able to make the tag in the fifth inning at Nationals Park. The Braves defeated the Nationals 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

JOIN US NOW: Atlanta Braves Vs. Washington Nationals: Live Thread Game 3

The Atlanta Braves take on the Washington Nationals Sunday afternoon.  First pitch is scheduled for 1:35pm Eastern.  This will be the third game of the 19 games these rivals have against each other in 2014.

Atlanta has taken the first two games, 2-1 on Friday and 6-2 on Saturday, in their nemesis home park and will attempt to complete a three-game sweep.  Alex Wood gets the start for the Braves while Taylor Jordan gets his first start of the season in Sunday afternoon’s series finale at Nationals Park.

The Nationals lineup looks extremely different than their opening day lineup.  Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman are out of the lineup as well as their catcher Wilson Ramos who will miss a lot of time with a hand injury.

Heyward has some neck spasms going on this morning after he tweaked it last night when fouling off a ball.  Simmons and Johnson are both battling a cold and Gattis supposedly has lost seven pounds in the last 24-hours due to a stomach virus he has.

The game will be televised on Fox Sports South or on the radio on WCNN 680/WYAY 106.7, Braves Radio Network, WLBA 1130.

Atlanta Braves

Apr 5, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla (26) bats in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. The Braves defeated the Nationals 6-2. Mandatory Credit: Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

1. Jason Heyward RF

2. B.J. Upton CF

3. Freddie Freeman 1B

4. Chris Johnson 3B

5. Justin Upton LF

6. Dan Uggla 2B

7. Gerald Laird C

8. Andrelton Simmons SS

9. Alex Wood P


Washington Nationals

1. Anthony Rendon 3B

2. Kevin Frandsen LF

3. Jayson Werth RF

4. Adam LaRoche

5. Ian Desmond SS

6. Danny Espinosa 2B

7. Nate McLouth CF

8. Sandy Leon C

9. Taylor Jordan


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