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Washington vs. Atlanta, 04/13/2014 13:35 EDT, Score: 2 - 10

Money Line: -118 Washington

Sportsbook: 5Dimes

Result: Loss

3-unit Play #953 Washington Nationals over Atlanta Braves (1:35pm EST) The Washington Nationals look to salvage a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves this afternoon in Turner Field. Both teams will have depleted lineups today due to injuries and rest, but the Nats have a huge edge on the mound in this one. Gio Gonzalez doesn't get much publicity as he plays third fiddle next to Stephen Strasburg and Jordan Zimmermann, but he has ace-type stuff. Gio comes into today's game 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA and 0.75 WHIP in his first two outings. His stuff looks electric and his control has been pinpoint, so he should have a strong outing today against a weaker Braves lineup. Freddi Gonzalez continues to hit BJ Upton in the two hole for some reason, even though he's the probably the worst regular in the NL. The Braves are also sitting Evan Gattis and Dan Uggla today for rest. Aaron Harang goes for Atlanta today and he's due for some major regression. The 35-year old right-hander has put together back-to-back strong starts to the tune of a 0.71 ERA and 0.71 WHIP. However, he's been extremely fortunate as he's stranded 88.9% of baserunners and has a very low groundball rate of 28%. Those types of numbers always indicate regression, so Harang is due to get blasted here. The Nats have are going to be without Ryan Zimmerman and Wilson Ramos (possibly Jayson Werth as well), but they've also got the deeper overall team and the big edge on the mound. Take the Nats here.

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