The Atlanta Braves go for a three-game sweep of the NL East-leading Washington Nationals Sunday night as they look to prevent Gio Gonzalez from becoming the first MLB pitcher to 20 wins this season.
Gonzalez (19-7, 2.93 ERA) actually has struggled against Atlanta this season -- he's posted a 4.86 ERA in 16⅔ innings, though he's won two of those three starts. The Nationals lefty allowed one run in six innings his last time out against the Mets, though he walked five, and has allowed just that one run in his last three starts (22 innings).
If not for Kris Medlen, Braves lefty Mike Minor (8-10, 4.42 ERA) would be getting more love from fans and media. No matter, though -- Minor just continues to pitch masterfully after a dismal first several months of the season. For the month of September, he's allowed just three hits and six walks in 12⅔ innings and has not yielded a run during that span.
Game Time: 8 p.m. ET
Radio: WCNN 680 AM, WNNX 100.5 FM
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