Ozzie Albies will try to collect his 100th RBI of the year (he has 99) when his Atlanta Braves (97-55) play the Washington Nationals (68-85) at 7:05 PM ET on Thursday.

The Braves will call on Max Fried (7-1) against the Nationals and Jake Irvin (3-6).

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Nationals vs. Braves Pitcher Matchup Info

  • Date: Thursday, September 21, 2023
  • Time: 7:05 PM ET
  • TV: MASN
  • Location: Washington D.C.
  • Venue: Nationals Park
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!
  • Probable Pitchers: Fried - ATL (7-1, 2.64 ERA) vs Irvin - WSH (3-6, 4.41 ERA)

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Nationals Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Jake Irvin

  • Irvin makes the start for the Nationals, his 24th of the season. He is 3-6 with a 4.41 ERA and 98 strikeouts in 118 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander's last time out was on Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers, when he threw 4 2/3 innings, surrendering four earned runs while allowing three hits.
  • The 26-year-old has put up an ERA of 4.41, with 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings in 23 games this season. Opponents are hitting .248 against him.
  • Irvin has eight quality starts under his belt this season.
  • Irvin will try to collect his 16th outing of five or more innings pitched this season. He averages 5.1 innings per appearance.
  • In two of his 23 total appearances this season he has not given up an earned run.

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Braves Probable Starting Pitcher Tonight: Max Fried

  • Fried (7-1) will take to the mound for the Braves and make his 14th start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up one earned run and allowed four hits in five innings pitched against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Sept. 12.
  • The 29-year-old has an ERA of 2.64 and 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings, with a batting average against of .250 in 13 games this season.
  • He has earned a quality start six times in 13 starts this season.
  • Fried will look to finish five or more innings for the seventh start in a row.
  • He has five appearances with no earned runs allowed in 13 chances this season.

Max Fried vs. Nationals

  • The Nationals have scored 659 runs this season, which ranks 21st in MLB. They are batting .253 for the campaign with 143 home runs, 29th in the league.
  • This season, the left-hander has pitched against the Nationals in one game, and they have gone 4-for-12 with a double and an RBI over 3 1/3 innings.

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