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Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves 8/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Washington Nationals (50-61) and the Atlanta Braves (56-55) will duel in Game 3 of a three-game weekend series at Truist Park in Atlanta on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at 1:20 PM ET. Washington split the first two outings of a weekend series after losing the opener at 4-8 on Friday but made a quick rebound and won Game 2 over the Atlanta Braves at 3-2 on Saturday. The Nationals will break the tie with the Braves in a rubber match on Sunday. Last time out, Washington was scoreless from 1st to the 8th inning of the match but made a blast in the final frame with three runs resulting in a one-run triumph. Starter Josiah Gray finished with 5.0 innings of work and gave up just one earned run on four base hits with two free bases awarded and struck out ten Atlanta hitters in the win. Catcher Riley Adams made a run on one hit with two RBIs in the winning effort for the Nats.

 

Southpaw Patrick Corbin will get the ball and start for Washington in the closing game of a series facing the Braves on Sunday. The left-handed thrower started the season with a struggling 6-10 record and a 5.74 ERA while striking out 90 batters. Corbin also allowed 129 hits, 77 runs (74 earned), and 25 home runs with 38 free bases on the year.

 

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On the Atlanta side, the team started the opening game with two runs scored and took the lead over Washington at 5-3 after the 5th frame. The Braves made a big hit with three runs scored in the 8th inning resulting in an 8-4 win on Friday. In Game 2, Atlanta posted an early lead at 2-0 in the 3rd but failed to score in the remaining frames resulting in a 2-3 defeat to even the contest on Saturday. Starting Pitcher Charlie Morton went 6.0 scoreless innings while allowing three hits and two bases on balls with seven strikeouts in the losing effort for the Braves. Right Fielder Jorge Soler hit two shots and earned an RBI with a run while Catcher Stephen Vogt added one run with a walk in the loss.

 

Atlanta will give a nod to Left-handed Pitcher Max Fried to take his post on the bump to start the series finale versus the Nationals on Sunday. The 27-year-old southpaw thrower has been solid on the mound this season with an 8-7 mark and a 4.05 ERA while striking out a total of 101 strikeouts in pitching for 97.2 innings. Fried recorded 95 hits, 46 runs (44 earned), and 11 home runs with 33 walks granted this year.

 

Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves. The MLB Pick for this game is Atlanta -220. The Braves are six games ahead of the Nationals in the NL East Division with four wins in their last five while Washington lost five of their last six contests overall. Atlanta is the better team here with an offense that ranked 9th in the league while the Nationals ranked 16th on the offense this season. The Braves will conclude this series with a victory at Truist Park on Sunday. The predicted score, Atlanta Braves will win at 7-2.

 

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Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves 8/8/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:20 PM ET

 

Location: Truist Park in Atlanta, GA

 

Date: Sunday, August 8, 2021

 

TV: MASN

 

MLB Odds: Atlanta Braves -220

 

MLB Totals: 9

 

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