After another offensive outburst, the Atlanta Braves will go for a sweep when they wrap up a three-game series Sunday afternoon against the Washington Nationals. The Braves took the opener Friday 4-2 and then exploded for a 12-2 win on Saturday.
Dansby Swanson and Ozzie Albies have combined for five of Atlanta’s eight home runs in the series. Albies has homered in four straight games and finished a double shy of a cycle Saturday. Swanson has three homers in the series and has driven in seven runs.
Drew Smyly will make his 21st start of the season for Atlanta Sunday and will be looking to build off of a good performance last time out. Smyly allowed two hits, two walks and two runs and struck out seven over six innings in his last start against the Reds. He has allowed three runs or less in 12 straight starts dating back to the end of May.
The Nationals will turn to right-hander Paolo Espino who will make his 27th appearance overall and his 11th start. Espino allowed two hits and a run in just one inning against the Mets before exiting after a weather delay. He has made four appearances against the Braves this season, all in relief and has yet to allow a hit in five combined innings.
Sunday’s game is scheduled to begin at 1:05 p.m. ET and can be seen on Bally Sports Southeast.
Game Date/Time: Sunday, August 15, 1:05 p.m. ET
Location: Nationals Park, Washington DC
TV: Bally Sports Southeast
Radio: 680 AM / 93.7 The Fan, WNNX 100.5, Braves Radio Network