Nationals Blank Braves 4-0
The Atlanta Braves struggled and could not get anything going in game 2 of the series. They were shutout by the Washington Nationals 4-0 on Tuesday night.
The Nationals got their first and only run they needed in the 2nd inning. Steve Lombardozzi singled to right field to score Bryce Harper. That was the game’s 1st run and it would stay that way until the Nationals added more in the 8th inning.
The Nationals got a home run, a double, and a single to score runs in the 8th inning. Ryan Zimmerman started it off with a home run to right.
The Braves did not get much of anything going on in the game. They only accumulated 5 hits and could not put them together. Justin Upton, Freddie Freeman, Gerald Laird, Dan Uggla, and Elliot Johnson got the 5 Braves hits.
Freddy Garcia: 7 IP, 1 ER, and 6 K’s
Freddy Garcia was the lone bright spot for the Braves. He pitched well and kept the Braves in the game. Garcia got no run support in return for his good outing.
The Nationals have won the 1st 2 games of the series today. The 3rd and final game of the series is tomorrow night. The Braves have already lost a chance to close out the NL East against the Nationals. Alex Wood (3-3, 3.45) will look to turn things around for the Braves, as he takes on Ross Ohlendorf (4-0, 3.15) and the Nationals.