The Washington Nationals (51-97) will take on the Atlanta Braves (92-55) on Wednesday. Bryce Elder will get the ball for Atlanta while Washington counter with Paolo Espino. Joey Meneses has led the way for the Nationals starting lineup recently, batting .308 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI over the club's last ten games.

Updated: 2 hours ago

Nationals Starting Lineup

P. Espino , (R), P
1. L. Thomas , (R), RF
2. L. Garcia , (L), 2B
3. J. Meneses , (R), 1B
4. L. Voit , (R), DH
5. I. Vargas , (S), 3B
6. C. Abrams , (L), SS
7. V. Robles , (R), CF
8. J. Palacios , (L), LF
9. T. Barrera , (R), C
Pos Pitcher
P Paolo Espino P. Espino (R)
Pos Pitcher GS Record ERA IP Batters Faced Hits Runs HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
P Paolo Espino P. Espino (R) 17 0-7 4.17 108 459 121 53 19 22 87 18.9% 04.7% 1.32 .310
Pos Hitter Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
RF Lane Thomas L. Thomas (R) 1 133 494 112 70 24 2 16 51 55 7 3 .249 .306 .418 .724
2B Luis Garcia L. Garcia (L) 2 81 329 88 60 20 2 6 38 26 3 4 .279 .298 .413 .711
1B Joey Meneses J. Meneses (R) 3 43 187 57 36 11 0 10 25 27 1 0 .328 .364 .563 .927
DH Luke Voit L. Voit (R) 4 122 516 106 65 20 0 21 64 52 1 1 .236 .324 .420 .744
3B Ildemaro Vargas I. Vargas (S) 5 51 178 45 30 10 1 4 20 19 3 1 .271 .315 .416 .731
SS CJ Abrams C. Abrams (L) 6 78 256 54 41 9 2 2 19 27 3 4 .225 .266 .304 .570
CF Victor Robles V. Robles (R) 7 121 360 74 58 9 2 5 31 41 14 2 .224 .278 .308 .586
LF Joshua Palacios J. Palacios (L) 8 25 40 7 6 1 0 0 2 7 1 0 .184 .225 .211 .436
C Tres Barrera T. Barrera (R) 9 15 39 8 7 1 0 0 4 2 0 0 .216 .256 .243 .499

Most Common Nationals Lineups

7 Games
1. Victor Robles
2. Cesar Hernandez
3. Juan Soto
4. Josh Bell
5. Yadiel Hernandez
6. Nelson Cruz
7. Luis Garcia
8. Keibert Ruiz
9. Maikel Franco
7 Games
1. Cesar Hernandez
2. Keibert Ruiz
3. Juan Soto
4. Nelson Cruz
5. Josh Bell
6. Lane Thomas
7. Maikel Franco
8. Victor Robles
9. Alcides Escobar
5 Games
1. Victor Robles
2. Cesar Hernandez
3. Juan Soto
4. Josh Bell
5. Nelson Cruz
6. Yadiel Hernandez
7. Luis Garcia
8. Keibert Ruiz
9. Ehire Adrianza
5 Games
1. Cesar Hernandez
2. Keibert Ruiz
3. Juan Soto
4. Nelson Cruz
5. Josh Bell
6. Yadiel Hernandez
7. Maikel Franco
8. Dee Gordon
9. Victor Robles
5 Games
1. Lane Thomas
2. Keibert Ruiz
3. Juan Soto
4. Nelson Cruz
5. Josh Bell
6. Yadiel Hernandez
7. Maikel Franco
8. Cesar Hernandez
9. Alcides Escobar
5 Games
1. Cesar Hernandez
2. Juan Soto
3. Josh Bell
4. Nelson Cruz
5. Yadiel Hernandez
6. Keibert Ruiz
7. Maikel Franco
8. Alcides Escobar
9. Victor Robles

2022 Recent Nationals Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9/20 @ ATL L 2-3 Charlie Morton C. Morton (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Lane Thomas L. Thomas Luis Garcia L. Garcia Joey Meneses J. Meneses Luke Voit L. Voit Cesar Hernandez C. Hernandez CJ Abrams C. Abrams Ildemaro Vargas I. Vargas Victor Robles V. Robles Riley Adams R. Adams
9/19 @ ATL L 2-5 Kyle Wright K. Wright (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Lane Thomas L. Thomas Alex Call A. Call Luis Garcia L. Garcia Joey Meneses J. Meneses Luke Voit L. Voit Ildemaro Vargas I. Vargas CJ Abrams C. Abrams Riley Adams R. Adams Victor Robles V. Robles
9/18 vs MIA L 1-3 Anibal Sanchez A. Sanchez (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Alex Call A. Call Cesar Hernandez C. Hernandez Joey Meneses J. Meneses Luis Garcia L. Garcia Luke Voit L. Voit Ildemaro Vargas I. Vargas CJ Abrams C. Abrams Israel Pineda I. Pineda Victor Robles V. Robles
9/17 vs MIA W 5-3 Erick Fedde E. Fedde (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Lane Thomas L. Thomas Alex Call A. Call Joey Meneses J. Meneses Luke Voit L. Voit Ildemaro Vargas I. Vargas Luis Garcia L. Garcia Riley Adams R. Adams Victor Robles V. Robles CJ Abrams C. Abrams
9/16 vs MIA W 5-4 Josiah Gray J. Gray (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Lane Thomas L. Thomas Alex Call A. Call Joey Meneses J. Meneses Luke Voit L. Voit Ildemaro Vargas I. Vargas Luis Garcia L. Garcia Riley Adams R. Adams Victor Robles V. Robles CJ Abrams C. Abrams

Paolo Espino vs. the Braves

  • Espino (0-7) will take the mound for the Nationals, his 17th start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched out of the bullpen on Friday, when he threw 1 1/3 scoreless innings while allowing two hits to the Miami Marlins.
  • The 35-year-old has an ERA of 4.24, a 4.25 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.317 in 39 games this season.
  • In 16 starts this season, Espino has not yet earned a quality start.
  • The Braves are batting .253 this season, ninth in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .445 (second in the league) with 224 home runs.

Nationals vs. Bryce Elder

  • The Braves will send Elder (1-3) to the mound to make his seventh start of the season. He is 1-3 with a 3.67 ERA and 30 strikeouts through 34 1/3 innings pitched.
  • His most recent time out was on Saturday, Sept. 3 against the Miami Marlins, when the right-hander tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings while allowing two hits.
  • The 23-year-old has an ERA of 3.67, with 7.9 strikeouts per nine innings, in seven games this season. Opposing hitters have a .222 batting average against him.

Nationals Betting Trends

  • This season, the Nationals have been the underdog 132 times and won 43, or 32.6%, of those games.
  • Washington has a record of 11-16 in games where sportsbooks have them as underogs of at least +220 on the moneyline.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Nationals, based on the moneyline, is 31.2%.
  • Washington and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 70 of their 151 opportunities.
  • The Nationals are 69-82-0 ATS in their 151 games with a spread this season.

Nationals Injury News

  • Keibert Ruiz: 10 Day Injury List (Groin)
  • Victor Arano: 15 Day Injury List (Shoulder)
  • Cade Cavalli: 15 Day Injury List (Shoulder)
  • Tanner Rainey: 60 Day Injury List (Elbow)
  • Will Harris: 60 Day Injury List (Pectoral)
  • Stephen Strasburg: 60 Day Injury List (Ribs)
  • Yadiel Hernandez: 60 Day Injury List (Calf)
  • Sean Doolittle: 60 Day Injury List (Elbow)
  • Joe Ross: 60 Day Injury List (Elbow)
  • Carter Kieboom: 60 Day Injury List (Elbow)
  • Jackson Tetreault: 60 Day Injury List (Shoulder)
  • Evan Lee: 60 Day Injury List (Shoulder)
  • Nelson Cruz: Day-to-day (Eye)