Every series over the past year against the Braves has resulted in wild games, injuries and drama. On Saturday, the Nationals, already suffering from a handful of injuries, lost starting center fielder Denard Span to the seven-day disabled list because of a concussion he suffered the day before. Aaron Barrett was sent down to get a fresh arm, Blake Treinen, after the bullpen was taxed this week and Friday. Jayson Werth is out of the lineup with groin tightness.
The Nationals are 7-16 against the Braves since the beginning of last season. Taylor Jordan takes the mound and is opposed by left-handed starter Alex Wood. Jordan has allowed only one run in 12 1/3 innings against the Braves in his career. The lineups are here. As always, discuss the game here.