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Game Thread 10/1: Braves vs. Nationals

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The Atlanta Braves go for the sweep over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night.

Something that would have seemed highly unlikely just a short time ago is one game away from becoming a reality: the Atlanta Braves sweeping the Washington Nationals.

After winning 2-1 on Tuesday night and 2-0 Wednesday evening, the Braves send rookie right hander Ryan Weber to the mound to nail down the sweep. Weber will oppose flame-throwing Stephen Strasburg, who has been excellent in his past three starts, posting a 0.78 ERA.

Atlanta named John Coppolella the team's general manager earlier in the day.

Hector Olivera was originally penciled into the lineup at third base, but was scratched due to a left elbow contusion, presumably from being hit by a pitch in that spot Tuesday.

Game Info

Game Date/Time: Thursday, October 1, 7:10 p.m. ET

Location: Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia

TV: SportSouth

Radio: 680 AM, 106.7 FM, Braves Radio Network

Today's Lineups

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Updated <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Braves?src=hash">#Braves</a> lineup: Hector Olivera scratched with left elbow contusion. <a href="https://t.co/x6eQgC1U84">https://t.co/x6eQgC1U84</a> <a href="https://t.co/i6ijaxdDFG">pic.twitter.com/i6ijaxdDFG</a></p>— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) <a href="https://twitter.com/Braves/status/649683119801430016">October 1, 2015</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="de" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Nats?src=hash">#Nats</a> @ <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Braves?src=hash">#Braves</a>: Rendon 3B, Turner 2B, Harper RF, Werth LF, Robinson 1B, Desmond SS, Taylor CF, Ramos C, Strasburg P <a href="https://t.co/UFWomlzeI0">pic.twitter.com/UFWomlzeI0</a></p>— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) <a href="https://twitter.com/Nationals/status/649680580339200004">October 1, 2015</a></blockquote>
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