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The Atlanta Braves (12-16) will take the Washington Nationals (12-12) in Game 2 of the NL three-game series at the Nationals Park in Washington on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 7:05 PM ET. Atlanta took Game 1 of a series against the Washington Nationals to a score of 6-1 on Tuesday. Starter Huascar Ynoa recorded a 6th inning grand slam as he started on the bump on Tuesday. Right Fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. went 2 for 5 with a single home run while Catcher William Contreras chipped in one RBI to complete the scoring of the Braves in the victory. Shortstop Dansby Swanson has 2-for-3 with a double while 2nd Baseman Ozzie Albies contributed a base hit to seal off Atlanta’s scoring in the winning effort. Ynoa earned the win and improved to 3-1 with just four hits, one earned run, and four strikeouts in 7.0 innings pitched this season.

Left-handed Max Fried of the Braves will be climbing up the hill to start Game 2 against the Nationals on Wednesday. The southpaw starter is 0-1 with an 11.45 ERA while striking 14 batters out this season. Lefty Fried is 1-2 with a 6.48 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his major league career playing versus Washington. Atlanta is 1-4 in its last 5 matches overall and 1-4 in its last 5 outings on the road while the OVER is 34-16-5 in its last 55 contests as the favorite.

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Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Predictions 5/5/2021

On Washington’s part, the team will try to even the series after losing the first installment on Tuesday. Left Fielder Kyle Schwarber scored the only RBI for the Nationals while Shortstop Trea Turner acquired 2-for-3 at the dish in the losing effort. Third Baseman Starlin Castro, Catcher Yan Gomez, and 1st Baseman Josh Bell contributed a base hit apiece to complete Washington’s offense. The Washington Nationals augmented only five hits in the losing effort. Pitcher Joe Ross gave up two runs on five hits with three strikeouts in 5.0 innings pitched in obtaining the loss for the Nationals.

The Washington Nationals will appoint right-hander Erick Fedde to take the starting role against the Braves on Wednesday. The righty thrower is 2-2 with a 4.43 ERA and 25 strikeouts this year. In his MLB career playing against Atlanta batters, Fedde is 0-2 with a 14.06 ERA and 13 strikeouts. Washington is 4-1 in its last 5 matches overall and 5-1 in its last 6 contests at home while the UNDER is 3-0-2 in its last 5 outings as the underdog.         

Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals. The MLB Pick for this game is Atlanta -133. The Braves ranked 12th on the offense and 28th on defense while the Nationals ranked 28th on the offense and 16th on defense in the league. Atlanta is the strong offensive team here while Washington hasn’t been playing with consistency this season. The Braves will be aiming for a back-to-back road win here on Wednesday. The prediction, Atlanta will win to a score of 5-2.      

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MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM ET

Location: Nationals Park in Washington, DC

Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021

TV: Bally Sports South, MASN 2

MLB Odds: Atlanta Braves -133

MLB Totals: 9

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