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

 

Join us in the discussion as we plan to bring out the brooms!

 

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  • Jeff Schafer

    About 40 minutes away from the first pitch…what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon

  • Ryan Cothran

    Freddie Freeman, .619 OBP. Enough said.

  • Jeff Schafer

    I wonder what kind of bug Gattis has and how he got it

    • Jeff Schafer

      7 pounds is a lot

  • Jeff Schafer

    Taylor Jordan’s last appearance aws 8/16 against the Braves…he went 6 innings, gave up 2 runs, 3BB/3K’s

  • Jeff Schafer

    Alex Wood’s last appearance was Tuesday in Milwaukee…he went 7 innings, gave up 1 run, 3BB/5K’s

  • Jeff Schafer

    Cool stat…Julio Teheran has never lost in April

  • Glen Morrow

    Go Braves !! I smell a sweep

    • Jeff Schafer

      I’d love to break the brooms out today

    • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

      Glen and I are watching the game today together, so our insight will be squared. Go Braves²

  • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

    Our old friend Nate McLouth starting in CF for the Gnats today. Sad when any Brave leaves to join our nemesis. We’ll cut him slack, as long as Woody doesn’t!

  • Jeff Schafer

    First pitch…those two words feel great to say

    • Glen Morrow

      That and also Braves win!!!

      • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

        That and “cold beer, get your cold beer”

  • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

    Àtlanta brooms at the ready. Taylor is better than some might think, as he induces a ton of GBs.

  • Glen Morrow

    OK , braves let’s get this thing going .

  • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

    That’s why you ALWAYS hustle!

  • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

    B.J. hit well yesterday, but he’s likely to have some issues with Taylor’s pitches today.

  • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

    CJ pulls a good Chipper, but it was just a touch late. Good effort.

  • fireboss

    Never fear I am here. Just in time to see the Nats get two on

  • Glen Morrow

    saw wood on previous pitch he shook his arm ???

    • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

      I hope not, but I’m seeing the same thing. On that last delivery, he was dragging the arm some. hrmmmm

      • Jeff Schafer

        just saw him do it again

        • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

          I swear, I hope it’s nothing, but I doubt he continues much longer. This is the year of the Braves’ rotation curse I guess

      • Glen Morrow

        Don’t look like Wood has alot on his pitches , looks to me he is hurt .

        • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

          no please noooo

  • Jeff Schafer

    Is Harper just getting the day off?

    • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

      He must find himself. He’s lost.

    • fireboss

      yep and isn’t hitting

  • Jeff Schafer

    Uggla should of let Simmons take that ball up the middle

  • Jeff Schafer

    nice play cj

  • fireboss

    Gonna get a challenge here

  • fireboss

    Taking wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too long

    • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

      7 minutes in all the other night… but this is baseball. Not complaining :)

      • fireboss

        Really though that was a one look and agree.

        • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

          Too many cooks in the kitchen

          • fireboss

            probably two other replays at the same time or someone just delivered the nachos

          • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

            haha I love a realist

  • Jeff Schafer

    challenge accepted! in braves favor

  • Jeff Schafer

    wood escapes w/o too much damage

    • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

      Unless it’s to his shoulder :)

  • Glen Morrow

    Now concerned that Wood arm will become sore , hope that his arm will be ok .

  • fireboss

    Ole Diz would have called that a hump back liner. JUP needs those

  • fireboss

    I have this feeling that Hulk is about to break out. It could be a gas pain I guess

    • Glen Morrow

      If Ugga lets on out could clear out the 3rd base side of fans.

  • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

    I guess Mrs. Morrow (oops I mean Moreau) isn’t working games this year?

    • fireboss

      Perhaps Ms Moreau went back to her island

      • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

        I’m jsually quicker, but I just caught that. Good movie, bad remake with Kilmer and Brando

        • fireboss

          I didn’t like the remake don’t remember the original

  • fireboss

    Nice quick inning

  • fireboss

    So anyone renting a Hyundai so they can park free at the #braves new Hyundai lot?

    • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

      Had not heard that… Is Hyundai a new sponsor and built a new lot at Turner?

      • fireboss

        There was a what’s new at the ballpark thing in the AJC. Hyundai have secured lease of one of the lots like Lexus used to have and all Hyundai drivers park free

        • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

          Wonder what the “genesis” of that deal was?

          • fireboss

            I dunno but apparently Kia wouldn’t sell it’s Soul for the right

          • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

            You win

    • Jeff Schafer

      i just may

      • fireboss

        If it carries over to Cobb I might there as it is when I visit now I take Marta; annoying but easier than moving my car in and out of a hotel park

        • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

          If you odn’t own a Hyundai, cost you more to rent the car than to park at regular prices. Hrmmm.

          • fireboss

            If I have to drive to a hotel in the area from the airport or take a limo then drive from the hotel to Cobb and back (no Marta) or take a cab it might not be that bad

          • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

            Yeah round trip in a cab from Atlanta to Cobb, renting a hyundai at the airport probably would be worth it when they move to cobb, if as you say the deal is still available then.

  • fireboss

    Hands up everyone who had Brett Gardiner in the “first yankee to homer pool”

    • Jeff Schafer

      ha interesting things

    • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

      That’s pool is more shallow than some gene ones in southern trailer parks

  • Jeff Schafer

    Freddie Free up next

    • Jeff Schafer

      and pops out to left

  • fireboss

    typical Braves, beat up on Strasburg and can;t square up a random starter

    • Jeff Schafer

      they have a difficult time with pitchers like this

    • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

      Taylor arguably has better stuff, at least better than Stephen had yesterday. His sinkers have geat movement on them, and he keeps the ball down well to induce the GBs he does.

      • fireboss

        They did this and lost against Donavon Hand last year and numerous others pitchers we have to look up to remember who they are

  • fireboss

    A CJ walk sighting

  • Jeff Schafer

    2 on 1 out, uggla up

  • Jeff Schafer

    Laird BA at Nationals Park is .444 great man to have up with bases loaded

  • Glen Morrow

    Cmon Simba

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    We’ll get him next time through the order

    • Jeff Schafer

      i like your optimism

  • fireboss

    Woody on cruise control so far

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    Wood has totaled 27 pitches while proving perfect over the past three innings

    sweet

  • Jeff Schafer

    looked like jhey barley swung at that pitch

  • fireboss

    what was the trivia question? 200+ homer and 100 base? anything else

  • fireboss

    Trivia = J Roll

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    Sherwin Williams right there.

  • fireboss

    CJ Duece in Business

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    See, here we go!

  • Jeff Schafer

    would you rather have upton up or uggla?

    • fireboss

      don;t care

    • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

      Dan currently, as evidenced by Justin the Younger’s whiff

  • http://tomahawktake.com/ Julien Benjamin

    well, not from Justin. Chasing

  • fireboss

    Dan is due

  • http://www.tomahawktake.com/ Chris Headrick

    Dan the man!

    • Jeff Schafer

      just got underneath it

  • Jeff Schafer

    that will do