Keys to the Game: Braves Vs. Nationals September 23, 2011

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The slumping Atlanta Braves hope they can spoil the Nationals’ current five game winning streak and knock around young phenom Stephen Strasburg. While Strasburg has yet to post a decision in his first three starts after returning to the Majors from Tommy John surgery, he has been dominant, allowing only two Earned Runs in 14 innings, for a miniscule 1.29 ERA. Fortunately, for Braves fans, Atlanta will send Nats slayer, Tim Hudson (15-10, 3.19 ERA) to the hill tonight. Hudson is 3-1 with a 2.16 ERA in four starts against the Washington his season. Check out Hudson’s success against the Nationals in 2011.

ERs Allowed (Blue), HRs Allowed (Orange) & Strikeouts (Green)

Dan Uggla has Strasbourg’s number, going 3-for-4 with a Home Run against the National’s “Franchise” last season. Check out how tonight’s Brave’s lineup has performed against Washington this season.

RBIs (Blue), Hits (Orange) & Total Bases (Green)

In control of their post-season fate, the Braves must finish off the season strongly if they hope to hold off surging St. Louis.

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