Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals: Match Prediction, Injury Report & Players to watch out for

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Match preview: Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals

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Aug 7, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Washington Nationals outfielder Juan Soto (22) walks to first base during the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Trust Park. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlanta Braves will face the Washington Nations on 11th April 2022, which will be the first meeting of both these teams against each other this season. Both the teams are a part of the same division i.e. NL East and whenever a team is up against their division rival, stakes are always high.

  • The Atlanta Braves currently have a record of 2-2.
  • The Washington Nationals currently have a record of 1-3.

Injury Report:

Braves:

PLAYERPOSITIONUPDATEDINJURYINJURY STATUS
Manny PinaCSun, Apr 10WristProbable for Apr 10
Ronald AcunaRFMon, Apr 4KneeExpected to be out until at least Apr 22
Luke JacksonRPSun, Apr 3ElbowOut for the season
Kirby YatesRPWed, Mar 30ElbowExpected to be out until at least Aug 1
Jay JacksonRPTue, Mar 29LatExpected to be out until at least Jun 1
Mike SorokaSPWed, Mar 16AchillesExpected to be out until at least Aug 1
Source: CBS Sports

Nationals:

PLAYERPOSITIONUPDATEDINJURYINJURY STATUS
Anibal SanchezSPSun, Apr 10NeckExpected to be out until at least Apr 16
Mason ThompsonRPSun, Apr 10BicepsExpected to be out until at least Apr 20
Stephen StrasburgSPThu, Apr 7NeckExpected to be out until at least May 10
Will HarrisRPThu, Apr 7PectoralExpected to be out until at least Jun 10
Seth RomeroRPThu, Apr 7CalfExpected to be out until at least Jun 7
Ehire Adrianza3BTue, Apr 5QuadricepsExpected to be out until at least Apr 15
Carter Kieboom3BMon, Mar 21ElbowExpected to be out until at least Jun 7
Joe RossSPWed, Mar 16ElbowExpected to be out until at least Jun 7
Source: CBS Sports

Players to watch out for in Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals

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Jul 19, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Austin Riley (27) celebrates after scoring against the Washington Nationals in the sixth inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
  • Austin Riley – Braves

With the departure of Freddie Freeman to the Dodgers and Ronald Acuna Jr. still out with a knee injury, all the pressure is on Austin Riley to lead this Braves team to get a good start to their season.

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Jul 6, 2021; San Diego, California, USA; Washington Nationals right fielder Juan Soto (22) gestures after hitting a home run against the San Diego Padres during the sixth inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
  • Juan Soto – Nationals

Everyone expects him to be an MVP candidate, and he will look to fulfill all those expectations put up for him and lead his team to a good season this year.

Match Prediction & Telecast Details:

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Jul 19, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Austin Riley (27) hits a double against the Washington Nationals in the fourth inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The defending champions will be the favorites to win this game and they might very well take the 1st game of this series between them.

  • Match Prediction: Atlanta Braves to win the game.

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