After taking Monday off, the Braves are getting ready for round two verses rookie fireballer Stephen Strasburg. Atlanta is in D.C. tonight to take on Strasburg and the Nationals. The Braves will send Tommy Hanson to the mound.
This is an important series for Atlanta because their once comfortable seven game lead in the N.L. East has been trimmed to four and a half games by the Phillies. Philly won its fifth straight Monday to close the gap in the standings. The Phillies open a series with the hapless Arizona Diamondbacks tonight.
Braves Radio Network announcer Mike Morgan breaks down team on SportsTalk
Tonight’s game starts at 7:05 at Nationals Park