Justin Upton and Dan Uggla each homered in a three-run sixth inning, and the Atlanta Braves rallied past the Washington Nationals for a 5-2 victory Wednesday night, lowering their magic number for clinching the NL East title to two games.
Davey Johnson was lively in his weekly appearance with the Junkies Wednesday morning, after against all odds, his Nats took two-of-two against the Braves yesterday, including one 9th-inning comeback. Still a longshot to make the playoffs, “anything can happen.”
Shortstop Andrelton Simmons allowed Denard Span’s grounder to bounce through his legs for a game-ending, two-run error, lifting the Washington Nationals over the Atlanta Braves 6-5 Tuesday in the makeup on a series opener postponed by a shooting rampage a day earlier at the nearby Navy Yard.
Bryce Harper remained in the Atlanta spotlight from the first game of the weekend series, when he was hit by two pitches, to the final pitch of the last game, when he struck out and left the field complaining to an umpire.
The Nationals celebrated Adam LaRoche’s 15th-inning homer that gave Washington an 8-7 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.
Bryce Harper was hit by a pitch twice as the Nats fell to the Braves 3-2, after Atlanta’s Justin Upton hit a walk-off to end it in the 10th inning Friday night.
A man who fell more than 60 feet from an upper-level platform at Atlanta’s Turner Field onto a parking lot during a baseball game died Monday night, police said.
Jason Heyward singled and Justin Upton doubled in a three-run eighth inning Wednesday night in the Atlanta Braves’ sweep-capping 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals.
Former Nats’ announcer and Hall of Fame pitcher Don Sutton is “shocked” by Washington’s inability to produce runs, but offered some consolation to Stephen Strasburg, who’s record has been a by-product of their offensive ineptitude.
Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren says a tweet from the team directed at Bryce Harper was “an inappropriate attempt at humor.”