Atlanta Braves

Pitching-hungry Braves face Nationals again


The Braves will turn to veteran right-hander Josh Tomlin (2-2, 3.77 ERA), who will oppose Washington right-hander Erick Fedde (1-3, 5.29).


The team’s problem with starting pitchers caused the switch, and Tomlin has had sporadic success.


He was given additional rest prior to Sunday, his most recent start, and he allowed only one run in six innings against the Nationals.


Left-hander Sean Doolittle, typically one of the Nationals’ most reliable late-inning guys, sustained an undisclosed lower body injury while working in the ninth inning.


The Nationals (16-26) might also be without Juan Soto available to play the outfield, as his sore left elbow is limiting him to DH duty.


Also, Washington placed reserve outfielder Howie Kendrick on the injured list with a left hamstring strain and recalled 32-year-old rookie Yadiel Hernandez.






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