After an unexpected off day Monday, the Atlanta Braves return to action Tuesday and will be looking to score their first win of the 2021 season against the Washington Nationals. The Braves dropped three straight games in Philadelphia to open the season. Tuesday will be the Nationals’ first game of the season after their opening series against the Mets was wiped out due to COVID over the weekend.
The Braves will roll out their regular lineup for Tuesday’s series opener with Travis d’Arnaud behind the plate to catch Drew Smyly.
As expected, the Nationals made a series of roster moves prior to Tuesday’s game. Josh Bell, Patrick Corbin, Brad Hand and Kyle Schwarber are among the group of players that were placed on the injured list.
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- Will Harris (right hand inflammation) on 10-day Injured List (retroactive to 3/29)
- Alex Avila, Josh Bell, Patrick Corbin, Yan Gomes, Brad Hand, Josh Harrison, Jon Lester, Jordy Mercer, Kyle Schwarber on Injured List
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-Recalled Tres Barrera, Sam Clay, Luis García, Ryne Harper, Yadiel Hernandez, Carter Kieboom, Kyle McGowin to Major League roster
-Selected contract of Jonathan Lucroy to Major League roster
-Selected Cody Wilson to Major League roster as Replacement Player
As a result, the Nationals will be without several key players in their Opening Day lineup but will have Trea Turner and Juan Soto hitting second and third.
First pitch from Nationals Park is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET and can be seen on Bally Sports South.