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Tucker Davidson to start Thursday’s game vs. Nationals

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It will be Davidson’s second start of the season

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Tucker Davidson will start Thursday’s matinee against the Washington Nationals, the Braves announced following Wednesday night’s game.

Ian Anderson was originally scheduled to pitch, but the club opted to give him an extra day of rest and have him pitch against the Dodgers on Friday night.

Davidson impressed in his lone start of 2021 as he worked six innings of three-run ball against the Mets in mid-May. He has been lights out with the Gwinnett Stripers, posting a 0.90 ERA across three starts with strong strikeout and walk numbers. Talking Chop’s prospect team is high on Davidson, ranking him as the No. 11 prospect in the organization this past winter. The start on Thursday will give Davidson another chance to lock himself into a Braves rotation that has struggled to find consistency during the first two months of 2021.

First pitch is set for 12:20 p.m. ET. with Patrick Corbin scheduled to pitch for Washington.