Nationals at Braves discussion thread: Game 29


(Al Behrman / AP)

The Nationals were facing a potentially dire situation on Thursday. Jayson Werth missed the Wednesday’s game with a sore ankle and a lingering tight hamstring. Bryce Harper gave the team a scare when he grimaced on a check swing and was pulled from Wednesday’s game. In a lineup already without Ryan Zimmerman, Manager Davey Johnson could have had a difficult time filling out the lineup. Harper and Werth, instead, both felt well enough to play. Dan Haren (2-3, 6.29 ERA) hopes to salvage a series split against the Braves, who send Kris Medlen (1-3, 3.26 ERA) to the mound. The lineups are here. As always, discuss the game here.

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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