Bryce Harper is back in the Nationals’ lineup to face the Cardinals on Thursday after missing the previous night due to a sore left quadriceps muscle.
Coming off a series win over the Miami Marlins, the Nationals now return home for an 11-game homestand beginning with four games against the defending NL champion St. Louis Cardinals.
Team slash: .289/.358/.489
Team ERA: 5.17
Runs per game: 5.5
Stephen Strasburg took his second loss of the 2014 season on Tuesday night in a game that turned ugly very quickly.
Having just swept the Nationals, a series that extended their record against Washington to a remarkable 18-7 over the past two seasons, the Braves have the Nats searching for answers.