Tonight’s Braves vs Nationals Starting Line-Ups and Preview

Nationals Starter Gio Gonzalez

Gio Gonzalez will try to break the Nationals 8-game losing streak against the Braves

The Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals clash tonight in a 7:10 ET game at Turner Field in Atlanta.  The Braves will try to give the Nationals yet another “Nattitude Adjustment” as they gun for five in a row on the season against Washington and nine in a row overall.

The Nationals PR folks came out with the “Nattitude” slogan prior to the season, a move they may now be regretting.

Braves starter Tim Hudson will be gunning for his 200th career victory tonight.  He has 10 career victories against the Nationals while accumulating a 3.40 ERA.

Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez has a 2-2 career record against the Braves with a 4.57 ERA.

Ironically, both Hudson and Gonzalez have 2-1 records with 4.50 ERAs this season.

The starting line-ups tonight for both teams:

Atlanta
1. A. Simmons 2. C. Johnson 3. J. Upton 4. F. Freeman 5. E. Gattis 6. D. Uggla 7. B. Upton 8. R. Johnson 9. T. Hudson

Washington
1.  D. Span 2. D. Espinosa 3. B. Harper 4. A. Laroche 5. I. Desmond 6. T. Moore 7. C Tracy 8. W. Ramos 9. G. Gonzalez