Series Preview: Braves @ Nationals

DC Sports Nexus ---- Thursday, May 31, 2012

Nothing cures getting swept better than some home cooking.  If you also happen to be playing a team that you just swept a few days ago, well that could help be useful as well.  That's the exact situation the Nats find themselves in come Friday and here is how it breaks down:

  • Friday: 7:05 PM, Minor (2-4) vs Strasburg (5-1).
  • Saturday: 4:05 PM, Beachy (5-3) vs Gonzalez (7-1).
  • Sunday: 1:35 PM, Hanson (5-4) vs Zimmermann (3-5).

The Nats are only .5 games up over the Marlins for 1st place in the NL East.  Thankfully, they have their top three pitchers going against Atlanta this series to try and right the ship.  Game of the series is going to be Saturday, a rematch between Beachy and Gonzalez.  Expect Strasburg to come out Friday looking to set the tone for the rest of the series and silence any doubters about the health of his arm.

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The Nats need to get some consistent offensive production, no one is going to argue that statement.  Thankfully, Michael Morse has been hitting well in the minors and could be back during this series.  Fear not Nats faithful, Help Is On The Way.

Prediction Time:
Putting my reputation as a "baseball guy" on the line by predicting the outcomes of each series.  Feel free to yell at me in the comments or on twitter @dru90.
  • Nationals WIN Friday.
  • Nationals WIN Saturday.
  • Nationals WIN Sunday.
Nationals SWEEP the series 3-0.

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