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Game Thread 5/9: Braves @ Nationals

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Teheran / Fister

Julio, let's not serve any meatballs to Bruce or any of the other Nats, mmkay?

Today's Lineups

Nick Markakis - RF Denard Span - CF
Andrelton Simmons - SS Yunel Escobar - 3B
Freddie Freeman - 1B Jayson Werth - LF
Kelly Johnson - LF Bryce Harper - RF
Alberto Callaspo - 3B Ryan Zimmerman - 1B
Jace Peterson - 2B Ian Desmond - SS
Christian Bethancourt - C Jose Lobaton - C
Cameron Maybin - CF Danny Espinosa - 2B
Julio Teheran - RHP Doug Fister - RHP

For your reading pleasure, here's a BLS article arguing for the case that Bryce Harper isn't overrated. Since his hype has far surpassed his production thus far, I'd have to disagree.

Today is also Jace Peterson's 25th birthday. Let's hope the Braves can get him a win as a gift.