Washington Nationals takes on Atlanta Braves in the first of the three-game series tonight. The game tips off at 7:30 PM EST in SunTrust Park, Atlanta, Georgia. FOX Sports (US Regional) will be doing the coverage national TV coverage and the game can be watched online live on FuboTV.
Date and Time: May 19th, 2017 7:30 PM EST
Venue: SunTrust Park, Atlanta, Georgia
TV: FOX Sports (US Regional)
Gio Gonzalez takes the pitch for the Nationals against Atlanta in the series opener on SunTrust Field on Friday. The veteran left-hander after a rough start this season has bounced back and is going 3-1, with a 2.46 ERA, delivering 14 walks in 17 2/3 innings over his past three outings.
In his most recent outing, Gonzalez held the Phillies to one run through his 6 2/3 innings, striking out five and walking three.
Gonzalez holds a record of 4-9 with a 5.06 ERA in his career against Atlanta. Further, he had a 7.11 ERA last season in four starts, with three no-decisions and a loss.
Braves will send R.A. Dickey to make the start when Atlanta welcomes league leaders Washington to SunTrust Park on Friday for the opener of a three-game series. Dickey has given up seven home runs in 25 innings at home and two homers in 17 2/3 innings on the road.
The Braves were on three-game winning streak entering Thursday and losing 9-0 to Blue Jays.
It has been reported that their best hitter, Freddie Freeman will be missing around 10 weeks or so as the All-Star first baseman fractured his left wrist after he was hit by a pitch Wednesday and Atlanta have put him on the 10-day DL.