Stephen Strasburg

Braves Series Against Nationals Key?

The Braves play the Nationals today in a rare Friday afternoon game.  Unless my memory is starting to soften, I can’t ever remember the Braves playing a regularly scheduled tilt on a Friday afternoon.  Can you? Half the Braves fan base probably won’t realize the game was played in the afternoon until they sit down with their favorite beverage after dinner and turn on the TV to watch a ... »

Strasburg against Braves

Braves Battle Nationals But Lose Late

It was a really entertaining game on Saturday night between the Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals, and it wasn’t  long before tempers flared and things boiled over from Friday night, when Bryce Harper was HBP twice.  After Jason Heyward’s leadoff homer, Stephen Strasburg hit Justin Upton with a pitch.  Everyone thought the 2 teams were all square, but apparently Strasburg had other pla... »

Braves Lead Only One as Nationals Win Fifth Straight

Braves Lead Only One as Nationals Win Fifth Straight

The Washington Nationals won their fifth straight last night as they beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 at Nationals Park, and coupled with the Braves 8-2 loss to the Giants, the Nationals have closed within a game of the National League Eastern Division race.  The Braves have held sole possession of first place since April 7. The Nationals are finally starting to show some Nattitude. Normally May is way t... »

Strasburg against Braves

Julio Teheran the Braves Stopper?

Julio Teheran makes his ninth career start tonight against the Nationals, and draws a tough one as he matches up against Washington ace, Stephen Strasburg.  Someday Teheran may be the Braves “stopper,” but tonight he is just looking for his first Turner Field win. Teheran is 1-0 on the season with a 5.48 ERA, Strasburg is 1-4 with a 3.16 ERA.  Teheran started against the Nationals on A... »