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Washington Nationals’ lineup for today’s series finale with the Atlanta Braves

Washington’s Nationals, as a team, have a .288/.368/.458 line against left-handed pitchers this season, good 2nd/2nd/5th (tied) across the line amongst major league teams, but the club managed just four hits and one run off Atlanta Braves’ lefty Max Fried last night in the nation’s capital.

“Today, [Fried] threw a lot more two-seamers than he’s ever thrown,” Nats’ manager Davey Martinez told reporters in last night’s post game Zoom call with reporters.

“I don’t think he’s thrown very many, but he threw some two-seamers, kind of threw us off a little bit.

“He was pounding the balls in too as well.