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.