Game Preview: Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves (Game 2)

By Editorial Staff

Wednesday, August 18th – 7:10 (SportSouth)
Washington Nationals (51-68) vs Atlanta Braves (70-49)

What to look for: As of this writing at 12:30 PM it appears that a trade with the Cubs for Derek Lee could be imminent. If so that will definitely overshadow an excellent pitching match up that the Braves have on tap tonight. Tim Hudson comes into the game with a five start winning streak. He has lowered his ERA to 2.13 and should be firmly planted in the race for the National League Cy Young Award. Hernandez won’t be an easy out tonight though for the Braves. Still the Braves have been superior at home and hopefully that won’t change tonight with the Phillies still only 2.5 games back.

Tim Hudson



Livan Hernandez


Tim Hudson against Washington Hitters:

Adam Kennedy6116201339.262.308.344.652
Cristian Guzman5711200118.
Ivan Rodriguez3214112822.438.471.7191.189
Ryan Zimmerman315100026.
Adam Dunn259102413.360.385.6401.025
Josh Willingham201100037.
Kevin Mench141000016.
Willie Harris122100125.
Ian Desmond123000003.
Nyjer Morgan102000001.
Roger Bernadina72100004.286.286.429.714
Alberto Gonzalez71000003.
Livan Hernandez41000101.
Mike Morse51000101.
Scott Olsen52000001.400.400.400.800
Jason Marquis40000000.
Justin Maxwell20000022.000.500.000.500
Stephen Strasburg30000000.
J.D. Martin20000002.
Miguel Batista10000001.

Livan Hernandez vs Braves’ Hitters

Chipper Jones7025111117125.357.430.5861.016
Alex Gonzalez4341002210.
Eric Hinske256101245.240.345.400.745
Brian McCann165101430.313.421.563.984
Nate McLouth152200125.
Troy Glaus134200123.308.375.462.837
Melky Cabrera132000102.
Martin Prado137200000.538.538.6921.231
Omar Infante93000001.333.333.333.667
Derek Lowe71000002.
David Ross73200201.429.429.7141.143
Rick Ankiel62101200.333.3331.0001.333
Jason Heyward32101130.667.8332.0002.833
Tim Hudson61000000.
Matt Diaz30000001.
Kenshin Kawakami31000000.333.333.333.667
Brooks Conrad000000101.000
Kyle Farnsworth110000001.0001.0001.0002.000