Matt Wisler (6-12, 5.00 ERA) and the Atlanta Braves (57-91) meet Joe Ross (7-4, 3.49 ERA) and the Washington Nationals (88-60) in the last of a three-game division series at Turner Field. The Braves won the last game 7-3, and the series is currently tied 1-1. The game gets underway at 1:35 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sep. 18 and will air on MASN and FSSO.
In his most recent outing, Wisler pitched 4.1 innings, allowing six runs and walking two in a 7-5 loss to the Marlins. Matt Kemp (.271, 82 Rs, 31 HRs, 99 RBIs, 1 SB) played well again yesterday, going 2 for 3 with two runs. The Nationals were also unsuccessful the last time Ross pitched. He did not do well, pitching 5.1 innings, giving up four runs and striking out two in a 9-4 loss to the Reds. Daniel Murphy (.348, 88 Rs, 25 HRs, 104 RBIs, 5 SBs) went 1 for 4 yesterday.
The Nationals sit at 48-21 against their divisional rivals, while the Braves are 27-38.
The Braves managed to give up four walks in their last game. They'll have to pick it up against the Nationals who are coming in with a 44-18 record against opponents who give up that many walks or more.
When they are outhit, the Braves are 7-62. The Nationals have a 15-35 record when opponents outhit them.
Ranking 30th in home runs, Atlanta has hit 108 this season. Washington ranks 10th with 190 home runs.
Ranking 14th, Atlanta is in the top half of the league in walks, notching 459 this season. Washington ranks in the top 10 at eighth with 495.
When the Braves hit at least one home run, they are 33-39. When the Nationals hit at least one homer, they have a 68-33 record.