Kevin Gausman will likely start Game 3

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Kevin Gausman will likely start Game 3

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LOS ANGELES (AP) —  for the Atlanta Braves in the NL Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.Braves manager Brian Snitker said he is leaning toward using the 27-year-old right-hander when the series shifts to Atlanta on Sunday.However Gerardo Parra Jersey , the Braves decided not to send Gausman back to Atlanta on Friday in case he was needed for Game 2.“If it does and he has to pitch, then we’ll adjust and regroup from there,” Snitker said. “But as of right now, if everything goes where it is, he’ll be the Game 3 starter.”Snitker said Game 1 starter Mike Foltynewicz is under consideration to start Game 4 if necessary on Monday at SunTrust Park.The Dodgers won the opener 6-0.Gausman joined the Braves from Baltimore at the non-waiver trade deadline in July in a six-player deal. He was 5-3 with a 2.87 ERA in 10 starts for the Braves.Gausman has one previous postseason appearance, having pitched in relief for three games with Baltimore in the 2014 American League Division Series against Detroit and the American League Championship Series against Kansas City. He allowed one run over eight innings in the three games for a 1.13 ERA.Gausman’s only career appearance against the Dodgers came on July 6 http://www.rockiesfanproshop.com/authentic-todd-helton-jersey , 2017, while with the Orioles. He allowed four runs and eight hits over five innings in a no-decision.The Dodgers will send rookie Walker Buehler to the mound on Sunday.The 24-year-old right-hander last pitched on Monday, allowing one hit in 6 2/3 innings and striking out three in the NL West tiebreaker victory over the Rockies.Buehler was 8-5 with a 2.62 ERA, becoming a solid No. 2 behind ace Clayton Kershaw.“If it wasn’t for Walker, we probably wouldn’t be here in this situation right now,” second baseman Enrique Hernandez said Friday. “He’s been huge.”Buehler made his lone career start against the Braves on June 8 at Dodger Stadium Nolan Arenado Jersey , allowing one run and two hits in 5 1/3 innings of a 7-3 victory. He struck out four and didn’t walk anyone on 71 pitches. The Washington Nationals reportedly have their eyes on Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, but the price is particularly high prior to Tuesday鈥檚 non-waiver trade deadline.According to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post, Washington and Miami "have talked extensively" regarding a trade involving the catcher, but the "price remains too high" for the Nationals. Janes noted Washington may sell some players before the deadline but it wouldn't signal a "wholesale teardown."Realmutohas been in Nationals-related headlines of late after he won Saturday's contest against Miami's division rival with a walk-off single. Washington All-Star Bryce Harper said of the hit, "if that guy was on our side, that wouldn'thave happened Charlie Blackmon Jersey ," perJorge Castilloof theWashington Post.It is hard to argue with Harper's assertion Washington would be better withRealmutoon its side considering the first-time All-Star is slashing .311/.361/.531 with 13 home runs and 51 RBI on the campaign. This is his fourth straight season with double-digit long balls after he drilled a career-best 17 last year.Realmutoalso brings an element of team control seeing how he is not set to be an unrestricted free agent until 2021, perSpotrac.Adding someone like that would give Washington a much-needed boost heading into the stretch run. Despite high expectations following two straight division titles, the Nationals are six games behind the Philadelphia Phillies and 4.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves in the National League East in what has been a disastrous season under first-year manager Dave Martinez."The clubhouse is a mess," a source said of Washington's situation, perJeffPassanof Yahoo Sports.Even with clubhouse issues, the Nationals are well within striking distance of the playoffs at this point of the season http://www.rockiesfanproshop.com/authentic-jake-mcgee-jersey , and addingRealmutowould be an ideal place to start a bounce-back effort given his track record and the offense he brings behind the plate. The issue for now, though, is the price.