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Manager Matt Williams #9 of the Washington Nationals looks on from the dugout during the third inning against the Atlanta Braves during the Nationals home opener at Nationals Park on April 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Matt Williams Perplexed by Nats-Braves Matchup

“It’s tough because you play other teams, you feel good about other teams, and then all of a sudden nothing works when you play one particular team,” Matt Williams said, when asked why the Nats cannot beat the Braves.

04/16/2014

Jason Heyward #22 of the Atlanta Braves is forced out at second pass by Danny Espinosa #8 of the Washington Nationals during the first inning of a baseball against the Atlanta Braves on April 6, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (credit: Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Nats Avoid Sweep With 2-1 Win Over Braves

Ian Desmond led off the seventh inning with a home run — the only run of the game scored on a hit — and the Washington Nationals and their makeshift lineup avoided a sweep Sunday with a 2-1 win over the Atlanta Braves.

04/06/2014

Ryan Doumit #4 of the Atlanta Braves tags out Jose Lobaton #59 of the Washington Nationals at home plate in the fifth inning on April 5, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Braves Rally Past Strasburg and Nats for 6-2 Win

Bryce Harper is slumping. Stephen Strasburg couldn’t get out of the fifth inning. Ryan Zimmerman couldn’t finish the game because of a sore shoulder.

04/06/2014

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 22: Julio Teheran #49 of the Atlanta Braves pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning on September 22, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois.

Braves Hope Julio Teheran Lives Up To Big New Contract

The Braves rewarded Julio Teheran for a strong 2013 season. Can he be their No. 3 starter?

03/06/2014

Bryce Harper sits in the dugout. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Braves Rally Past Nationals for 5-2 Win

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.

09/18/2013

Shortstop Ian Desmond #20 of the Washington Nationals celebrates with teammate Denard Span #2 after Span's hit drove in the game-winning run against the Atlanta Braves in the ninth inning at Nationals Park on September 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Washington Nationals won, 6-5. (Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Davey Johnson: ‘Anything Can Happen’

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.”

09/18/2013

The Washington Nationals have a moment of silence for the victims of the Navy Yard shooting before playing the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on September 17, 2013 in Washington, DC. Yesterday 13 people were shot and killed by a gunman, including the shooter, at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Nationals Sweep Doubleheader from Braves

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.

09/17/2013

Paul Janish #4 of the Atlanta Braves tags out Jayson Werth as he attempts to steal second base in the seventh inning at Turner Field on August 18, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Nationals’ Woes Continue With 2-1 Loss to Braves

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.

08/19/2013

Photo credit: Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

Nats Beat Braves 8-7 on LaRoche’s HR in 15th Inning

The Nationals celebrated Adam LaRoche’s 15th-inning homer that gave Washington an 8-7 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.

08/18/2013

Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals walks to first base after being hit by a pitch from Luis Avilan #43 of the Atlanta Braves in the eighth inning at Turner Field on August 16, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Harper Hit Again, And Again, Nats Fall to Braves 3-2

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.

08/17/2013

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