Stephen Vogt gets the start behind the plate
The Atlanta Braves will go for a season-best fifth straight win Saturday night when they continue their series against the Washington Nationals. Freddie Freeman collected three more hits as the Braves won the opener 8-4 Friday night. Charlie Morton will be on the mound Saturday while the Nationals will counter with rookie right-hander Josiah Gray.
Brian Snitker will stick with essentially the same lineup for Saturday’s game. Ozzie Albies remains in the leadoff spot with Jorge Soler slotted second. Joc Pederson will hit seventh and play center field while Stephen Vogt gets the start behind the plate and will hit eighth.
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For the Nationals, Juan Soto remains out of the lineup. Andrew Stevenson gets the start in center field in place of Victor Robles. Riley Adams will be behind the plate and will hit eighth.
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Saturday’s game will get underway at 7:20 p.m. ET and can be seen on Bally Sports Southeast.