The Washington Nationals play their first game since the All-Star break and are seeking to go above .500 for the first time since July 7. The Nationals won their final game before the break after having lost three in a row, each by one run, to that point.
Livan Hernandez gets the start for Washington. The Nationals had built an 8-0 lead in his last start before Hernandez departed after 5 2/3 innings and yielding six runs on 10 hits. Washington went on to lose, 10-9.
The Braves counter with Tim Hudson, who is 11-3 with a 2.00 ERA in 20 career starts against the Nationals, although he has lost two of his past three.
As always, talk about the game right here.