With the NL East nearly wrapped up, the Washington Nationals can ease into the remaining 21 games in September as they sit seven games ahead of the second place Atlanta Braves. They will host their divisional counterparts at Nationals Park for three games this week, hoping to gain even more ground on the Braves. According to TiqIQ, the average secondary price for Washington Nationals tickets at home this season is $73.22 but each game against the Braves this week will be well below that number. The Nationals schedule has the team hosting two more series against the Mets and Marlins later this month.
9/8 Mike Minor vs Doug Fister | Avg. Price: $18 | Get-in: $2
The series begins Monday night when Doug Fister takes the hill for the Nationals against Braves lefty Mike Minor. The average secondary price for Monday’s Nationals vs Atlanta Braves tickets is $18, the cheapest of the series at 75.4% below the season average, with a get-in price starting of $2. Fister has been a dominant force on the Nationals all season long and enters Monday’s game with a 12-6 record and 2.66 ERA. Minor has pitched well over his previous five starts but owns poor credentials this season, posting a 6-9 record and 4.65 ERA
9/9 Ervin Santana vs Jordan Zimmerman | Avg. Price: $21 | Get-in: $2
Tuesday’s game will have Jordan Zimmerman pitch for the Nationals against Braves pitcher Ervin Santana. The average price for Tuesday’s game is $21 on the secondary market, 71% below season average, also with a get-in price of just $2. Zimmerman has been a consistent secondary to Fister in the Nationals rotation, going 10-5 with a 2.93 ERA this season. Santana has been the Braves’ ace as he enters Tuesday’s start with a 14-7 record and 3.61 ERA.
9/10 Aaron Harang vs Stephen Strasburg | Avg. Price: $25 | Get-in: $3
Stephen Strasburg will start for the Nationals against Aaron Harang in the final game of the series on Wednesday. The average secondary price for Wednesday’s Nationals vs Braves tickets is $25, the highest of the series but still 65.8% below season average, with get-in price starting at $3. Strasburg is 11-10 on the season with a 3.43 ERA following four impressive starts. Harang sits with a .500 record as he is 10-10 with a 3.87 ERA this season, imploding over his last five starts to hold a 6.91 ERA in that timeframe.