The Twitter war between the Nats and Braves, sparked by Bryce Harper getting beaned by Julio Teheran, only served as the linchpin to a greater meltdown seen throughout the league last night in baseball. Facepalms all around.
In this day and age, maybe it figures that a good ol’ fashioned baseball brawl would take place in the Twitterverse instead of on the diamond.
Davey Johnson caught up with Hank Aaron in the hotel lobby in Milwaukee last week, and introduced his players to him one-by-one in hopes the “offensive magic that Henry had would rub off on them.”
Justin Upton led off the eighth inning with a tiebreaking homer, and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves extended their winning streak to a season-high 11 games by beating the fading Washington Nationals 3-2 Monday night.
D.C. traffic on game nights might seem to indicate otherwise, but apparently the Nationals are one of the least popular teams in baseball.
At the halfway point of the 2012 season, the surprising Nationals were 48-33 and led the second-place New York Mets by four and a half games in the National League East race.
Stephen Strasburg gave everyone a good scare when he was pulled after the second inning of the Nats’ 3-2 victory over the Braves Friday night, but what was feared to be an arm injury turned out to be a “nagging” strained oblique.
Dan Haren pitched eight sharp innings, Denard Span hit a two-run double and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 3-1 Thursday night.
The Washington Nationals say an Atlanta-area television worker has died after collapsing before their game against the Braves.
Jordan Zimmermann turned in another dominant performance with two-hit ball over eight innings, Ian Desmond hit a two-run homer in the fourth and the Washington Nationals finally beat the Atlanta Braves, 2-0 Wednesday night.