Washington; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
LINE: Nationals favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Washington heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg threw seven innings, surrendering one run on two hits with nine strikeouts against Los Angeles.
The Nationals are 29-20 against NL East teams. Washington has a team on-base percentage of .328, good for third in the National League. Anthony Rendon leads the lineup with a mark of .395.
The Braves have gone 26-17 against division opponents. Atlanta has a team on-base percentage of .333, good for second in the National League. Freddie Freeman leads the lineup with a mark of .389.
Freeman leads the Braves with 81 RBIs and is batting .303. Brian McCann is 11-for-27 with three doubles, two home runs and four RBIs over the last 10 games for Atlanta.
LAST 10 GAMES: Nationals: 5-5, .270 batting average, 4.09 ERA, outscored opponents by six runs
Braves: 4-6, .269 batting average, 4.91 ERA, outscored opponents by two runs
Nationals Injuries: Austen Williams: 10-day IL (shoulder), Austin Voth: 10-day IL (bicep), Jonny Venters: 10-day IL (shoulder), Justin Miller: 60-day IL (shoulder), Jeremy Hellickson: 60-day Read More – Source