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Nationals Vs. Braves: Tommy Hanson Takes His Turn Against Washington

Atlanta will look to bounce back from last night's 7-6 series opening loss when Tommy Hanson takes the hill against the Nationals. The Braves were hurt by the defense in last night's game as two key errors played a big part in the one run loss. Atlanta rallied late scoring five runs in the eighth with the big blow being a three-run homer from Dan Uggla but it wasn't enough as the Nationals' Drew Storen closed them out in the ninth. 

Nationals Lineup

1. Roger Bernadina, CF
2. Ian Desmond, SS
3. Jayson Werth, RF
4. Adam LaRoche, 1B
5. Wilson Ramos, C
6. Laynce Nix, LF
7. Danny Espinosa, 2B
8. Jerry Hairston, 3B
9. John Lannan, P

Braves Lineup

1. Martin Prado, LF
2. Alex Gonzalez, SS
3. Chipper Jones, 3B
4. Brian McCann, C
5. Dan Uggla, 2B
6. Freddie Freeman, 1B
7. Eric Hinske, RF
8. Nate McLouth, CF
9. Tommy Hanson, P

Alex Gonzalez returns to the lineup after missing the series opener with a groin injury. Gonzalez will bat second tonight as he steps in for Jason Heyward who is out with a shoulder injury. Eric Hinske will get the start tonight in Heyward's place. 

For more on the series, Braves fans check out Talking Chop and Nationals fans check out Federal Baseball

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.