Nationals-Braves discussion thread: Game 114

Stephen Strasburg. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

In the opening game of the biggest series of the season between the Nationals and Braves, Stephen Strasburg (7-9, 3.55 ERA) takes the mound. His last start was perhaps his best performance of the season, a seven-inning, three-hit, 10-strikeout game against the Phillies. He has allowed only one run over his past 14 innings, and his fastball command and velocity is better, too. Strasburg has a career 4.04 ERA in 14 career starts against the Braves but a 5.79 ERA in six starts at Turner Field. The Braves will send one of their best to the mound, Ervin Santana (10-6, 3.59 ERA). He has a 2.55 ERA over his past six starts. The lineups are here. As always, discuss the game below.

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010 and, prior to covering the Nationals, covered high school sports across the region.
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