The Washington Nationals celebrated like a team that expected to be in this position a year ago.
A big lead in September is anything but a sure thing — just ask fans of these teams that endured some of the worst late-season collapses in baseball history.
Mathematicians will say the Washington Nationals can’t clinch the NL East until next week. Practicality says they essentially wrapped it up Tuesday night with another win over the Atlanta Braves.
Steven Souza, Jr. exited a game between the Nationals and Braves early Friday night, after smashing into the right field wall at Turner Field (video).
The Braves knew they were entering a pitcher’s duel. However, Atlanta starter Julio Teheran never found the comfortable rhythm Washington counterpart Doug Fister settled in to.
Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman each hit a two-run homer off Gio Gonzalez and the Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals with a 10-2 victory on Sunday.
In this week’s That Thing You Missed comedian Will Ferrell explains how he’d update The Masters, a college coach reveals interesting new uni’s, a Braves’ opening day fail and watch a what happens when a wannabe mascot loses his cool.
An inside the park home run being called back in a wild 5th inning, and aggressive baserunning ruined the Nationals home opener in a 2-1 loss to the Braves.
Benefiting from the decision to overturn Ian Desmond’s inside-the-park homer on replay review, the Atlanta Braves beat Washington 2-1 Friday, spoiling the Nationals’ home opener and giving rookie manager Matt Williams his first loss.
Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich homered to lift the Miami Marlins over the Washington Nationals 4-2 in the opener of Sunday’s day-night doubleheader, a result that clinched playoff berths for the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals.