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Probable Pitchers

Washington Nationals @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
A.J. Cole, RHP
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Rookie A.J. Cole, the Nationals' No. 3 ranked prospect according to MLB.com, will make his Major League debut in place of the injured Max Scherzer. Cole was 0-0 with a 2.40 ERA in three starts at Triple-A Syracuse this season.

Julio Teheran, RHP
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Teheran surrendered a career-high four homers on April 17 in Toronto and matched a career-high with five walks during Thursday's outing against the Mets. Unlike these past two outings, he'll make this start on regular rest.

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Washington Nationals @ Atlanta Braves

, Turner Field
Jordan Zimmermann, RHP
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Zimmermann ended up with a no-decision in the Nationals' 3-2 loss to the Marlins on Friday. He pitched 6 innings, allowed 2 runs on 6 hits and struck out 4. He was cruising until the 5th, when he allowed RBI singles to Mat Latos and Dee Gordon.

Alex Wood, LHP
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Wood has struggled to command his sinker, and he has totaled just one strikeout over his past two starts. But the young left-hander has still limited opponents to three runs or fewer in each of his first four starts.

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Washington Nationals @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
Stephen Strasburg, RHP
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Strasburg wasn't his dominating self in an 8-0 loss to the Marlins on Saturday in Miami. Strasburg lasted 6 innings, allowed 4 runs on 8 hits, struck out 6 and walked 2.

Jacob deGrom, RHP
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deGrom's sensational start to the season came to an end last time out as he was tagged for three homers and six runs in five innings against the Yankees. He'll be back at spacious Citi Field to face the Nationals for the second time this year.

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Washington Nationals @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
To Be Announced

Matt Harvey, RHP
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Harvey came an out away from the second complete game of his career last time out against the Yankees. He struck out seven on his way to improving to 4-0 in four starts.

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Washington Nationals @ New York Mets

, Citi Field
To Be Announced

Jon Niese, LHP
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Though he considers it no excuse, Niese hasn't received much help from his defense this month. The Mets committed four errors behind him Sunday in the Bronx, resulting in two more unearned runs. Four of the 11 against him to date have been unearned.

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