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Probable Pitchers

Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Joe Ross, RHP
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With an undisclosed innings limit looming, Ross will start against the Cardinals for the first time. Ross has walked zero or one batter in nine of his 11 starts, and he's struck out at least six in seven of them.

Marco Gonzales, LHP
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Gonzales will make his 2015 season debut in place of Carlos Martinez, who has a stiff back. The 23-year-old left-hander is ranked No. 4 among Cardinals prospects, per MLB.com. He went 4-2 with a 4.15 ERA in 10 Major League appearances in 2014.

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Washington Nationals @ St. Louis Cardinals

, Busch Stadium
Max Scherzer, RHP
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Happy to be done with August, Scherzer returns to St. Louis, where he grew up, for his fourth career start against the Cardinals. Scherzer was 0-3 with a 6.43 ERA in August, one of the worst months of his career.

Michael Wacha, RHP
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Wacha’s defense did him no favors in his last start, as he was charged with four unearned runs over six innings. Wacha is 6-2 with a 2.43 ERA in 11 starts at home and has finished at least six innings in 20 of his 25 starts.

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Atlanta Braves @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Matt Wisler, RHP
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Wisler ended a frustrating August with an encouraging six-inning effort in a loss to the Yankees on Saturday. The rookie has struggled to consistently command his sinker, which is considered his best pitch.

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Atlanta Braves @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Julio Teheran, RHP
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Teheran's inconsistencies appeared again as he allowed three homers in just 4 1/3 innings against the Yankees on Sunday. The righty had halted his woes as he took a more aggressive approach during his first five starts in August.

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Atlanta Braves @ Washington Nationals

, Nationals Park
Shelby Miller, RHP
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Miller will attempt to halt his 19-start winless streak. He has allowed two earned runs or less 12 times during this frustrating stretch. But he's received two or less runs of support 14 times within this span.

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