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.
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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.
Davey Johnson addressed Tuesday night’s brawl between the Nats and Braves, and along with saying he believed Julio Teheran plunked Bryce Harper on purpose, one overwhelming takeaway came through: “Things will even out. They Always do.”
Bryce Harper was drilled by Braves’ pitcher Julio Tehran Tuesday night, sparking a benches clearing near-brawl on the field, and a Twitter war between organizations off it.
Bob Nightengale of the USA Today was one of the lone national voices urging to silence the preseason crowning of the Nationals, validating his further assertion that they also won’t be the long-term juggernaut they’ve been touted to be.
The Braves won two of three from the Nationals and lead Washington by 6.5 games — the biggest advantage for any first-place team in the majors.
After two months have passed in the 2012 season, the first thing most will note when glancing at the NL East is, all teams are playing above .500.