Pederson returns after a one-game absence
Despite dropping a 4-2 decision to the Washington Nationals Wednesday night, the Atlanta Braves were able to maintain their lead in the NL East standings thanks to losses by the Phillies and the Mets. The Braves will try to keep the pressure on Thursday night when they wrap up a three-game series against the Washington Nationals. Huascar Ynoa will get the start for Atlanta while Erick Fedde will be on the mound for Washington.
For the Braves, Joc Pederson returns to the lineup and will be hitting sixth and playing center field. Stephen Vogt gets the start behind the plate and will hit eighth.
.@theynoaa takes the mound tonight at Truist Park!
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 9, 2021
The Nationals haven’t released their lineup yet and we will update this article as soon as it becomes available.
Thursday’s game has a 7:20 p.m. ET start time and can be seen on Bally Sports South.