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Atlanta vs. Washington,
08/05/2013 19:05 EDT,
Score: 3 - 2
Money Line: +109 Atlanta
The Atlanta Braves are the class of the NL East, and they have the record to prove it. Atlanta has run away with a division that many expected the Washington Nationals to win.
It certainly doesn’t hurt that Atlanta is 11-3 in their last 14 games against the Nationals.
Washington has been a major disappointment this year, and the Nationals have been particularly bad against left-handed starting pitchers.
Mike Minor has really come into his own this year for the Braves. Minor has a 2.75 ERA overall, and he has been even better than that on the road.
Stephen Strasburg pitches for the Nationals in this one. Strasburg has been very good at home this year, but that hasn’t translated into wins for his team. Washington hasn’t been giving him any run support at all of late.
The Braves have the better offense and the much better bullpen. Atlanta is 7-0 in their last 7 games against a team with a losing record.
The Braves have won four straight games at Washington. The Nationals have actually lost 4 straight when Strasburg has been on the mound.
Take Atlanta. Good Luck, Razor Ray.
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