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DC Sports Nexus ---- Saturday, July 21, 2012

Braves vs Nationals
1:05 PM / 7:05 PM Nationals Park

Story Lines:
Pitching Match Ups:
  • Ben Sheets
    • 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA.
    • Making his second start of the season.
  • Randell Delgado
    • 4-9 with a 4.52 ERA.
    • Easily the worst member of the Braves rotation.
  • Edwin Jackson
    • 5-5 with a 3.89 ERA.
    • After a great start of the season, Jackson has struggled his last few times out.
  • John Lannan
    • 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA.
    • First start of the season.  Called up from AAA.
Who to Watch:
  • Michael Bourn
    • After an extra inning affair last night and two games today, it will be up to the table setters to get on base and make scoring a few runs easy.
    • Went 1-5 last night with 2 RBIs.
  • Steve Lombardozzi
    • See above.  It's all about the table setters today.
    • Went 3-5 last night with 2 RBIs.
Keys to the Games:
  1. Get Men on Base.  Make things easier on yourself by getting lead off guys on the bases.
  2. Run Support.  Braves need to give it to Sheets, Nats to Lannan.  Build those guys' confidence.
  3. E-Jax Time.  Jackson needs to eat up a healthy amount of innings tonight to save the bullpen.

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