Nationals-Padres discussion thread: Game 42

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At first pitch, the Braves were clinging to a two-run lead in a back-and-forth game against the Dodgers in Atlanta. The Nationals entered the day trailing the reeling Braves by only a half game in the NL East. It’s possible they can pull ahead, but more likely they’ll be trying to keep pace.

One last small pregame note: Davey Johnson said he expects to give Ian Desmond his first day off of the season on Sunday, just to give him a rest.  For tonight, it’s Gio Gonzalez vs. rookie Burch Smith. Talk about the game right here.

Adam Kilgore covers national sports for the Washington Post. Previously he served as the Post's Washington Nationals beat writer from 2010 to 2014.



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