Atlanta Braves probable pitchers and starting lineups vs. Washington Nationals, May 29

One of the Braves top prospects will make his debut tonight at Truist Park.
Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves
Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves / Kevin D. Liles/Atlanta Braves/GettyImages

Game three of four between the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals will take place tonight at Truist Park. Each team has earned a victory in the first two games of the series, with Atlanta's win coming in their MLB leading ninth shutout.

Tonight will showcase the debut of the Braves third ranked prospect, Spencer Schwellenbach. He was a second round pick in the 2021 draft out of Nebraska, and has pitched just 13 innings above High-A ball in his pro career.

Probable starting pitchers for Braves vs. Nationals

Spencer Schwellenbach (MLB debut) received a surprise promotion yesterday afternoon to jump from Double-A Mississippi to the big league club in Atlanta. Spencer features a mid-90s fastball, two above average breaking pitches, and a work in progress changeup offering. His calling card (and the reason he's in Atlanta) is his command. Schwellenbach can pound the strike zone with all of his pitches.

MacKenzie Gore (3-4, 3.04 ERA) has electric stuff from the left side and is developing into the Nationals' ace. His fastball has an average velocity of 96.6 mph, which he partners with a well-rounded curveball, slider, and changeup. Gore has a whiff% of 34 on each of his breaking balls, and is holding hitters to a .370 xSLG on his four-seam fastball via Baseball Savant.

Atlanta Braves starting lineup, May 29

Washington Nationals starting lineup, May 29

What channel is the Atlanta Braves game on today?

  • Game Time: 7:20 p.m. EST
  • Braves fans can watch the game on Bally Sports South
  • Nationals fans can watch the game on MASN 2

How do I stream the Atlanta Braves game today?

How can I listen to the Atlanta Braves game today?

  • The Braves radio broadcast will be on 680 AM/93.7 FM The Fan
  • The Nationals radio broadcast will be on 106.7 The Fan, DC 87.7

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