Coming off of two straight losses, the Atlanta Braves will try to right the ship Thursday and salvage a split in their series against the Washington Nationals. Atlanta won the opener on Monday 5-3 but dropped the next two, falling 11-6 on Tuesday and 5-3 Wednesday night. The Braves are now 25-28 on the season and 4.5 games back in the NL East standings.
Atlanta will juggle their rotation pushing Ian Anderson back to Friday’s series opener against the Dodgers and will call up Tucker Davidson to start Thursday’s game against Washington. Davidson was in line to pitch on the previous road trip. He last pitched in a game on May 23 for Gwinnett in Nashville where he allowed one hit, one run and struck out nine over six innings. That was just more of the same from Davidson who has a 0.90 in three starts at Triple-A. Thursday’s game will be Davidson’s second appearance in the Majors this season. He started against the Mets on May 18 where he allowed five hits, three runs and struck out five in six innings.
The Nationals will counter with left-hander Patrick Corbin who is looking to get on track after a rough start to the season. Corbin allowed four hits, two walks and four runs over five innings in his last start against Milwaukee. He pitched somewhat better in May after a disastrous start to his season but will carry a 6.23 ERA and a 5.58 FIP into Thursday’s start.
First pitch from Truist Park is scheduled for 12:20 p.m. ET and can be seen on Bally Sports South.
Game Date/Time: Thursday, June 3, 12:20 p.m. ET
Location: Truist Park, Atlanta, Georgia
TV: Bally Sports South
Radio: 680 AM / 93.7 FM The Fan, WNNX 100.5, Braves Radio Network