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Nationals Vs. Braves: Derek Lowe Takes The Hill As Atlanta Tries To Avoid Sweep

The Atlanta Braves will look to avoid a sweep tonight as they send Derek Lowe to the mound in the series finale against the Washington Nationals. Lowe is 3-3 on the season with a 3.22 ERA. In his last outing, Lowe pitched six shut out innings against the Phillies while allowing just two hits. 

The Nationals will go with Jordan Zimmermann who is 2-4 with a 4.10 ERA this season. After struggling during his first few starts, Zimmermann has allowed only two runs in each of his last two outings. In his career against the Braves, Zimmermann has a 2-1 record and a 2.65 ERA.

Nationals Lineup

1. Roger Bernadina, CF
2. Ian Desmond, SS
3. Jayson Werth, RF
4. Laynce Nix, LF
5. Adam LaRoche, 1B
6. Danny Espinosa, 2B
7. Ivan Rodriguez, C
8. Alex Cora, 3B
9. Jordan Zimmermann, P

Braves Lineup

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

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