Washington Nationals

Uggla Coming Back?

Fomer Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla is on the comeback trail. For the Atlanta Braves organization and fans, wouldn’t the ultimate kick in the gut be Dan Uggla getting his hitting stroke back as a Washington Nationals player? Well guess what?  Uggla is in the Nationals spring training camp as a non-roster invitee and well-known sports physicist Robert Donatelli thinks he knows the s... »

Freeman Leads Braves Pre-Season Odds

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman is ranked as having the sixth best chance of winning the 2014 National League MVP Award, by Bovada Sports Book. Bovada rates the Pirates Andrew McCutcheon as having the best chance to win the NL MVP at 6/1 odds, then the Reds Joey Votto at 7/1, the Diamondbacks Paul Goldschmidt at 9/1, the Cardinals Yadier Molina at 12/1 and the Giants Buster Posey at 1... »

Nationals Blank Braves 4-0

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.... »

Braves Give Nationals Series Opener

Braves Give Nationals Series Opener

A costly error from Andrelton Simmons helped the Washington Nationals take down the Atlanta Braves in the final at bat.  The Nationals won 6-5, which keeps the Braves magic number at 4. The Nationals jumped on the Braves early in game 1 of the double-header.  Jayson Werth started it off when he doubled to deep center field.  Denard Span scored the game’s first run.  Bryce Harper then added a run o... »

Braves Squeak Past Nationals

Braves Squeak Past Nationals

After Saturday’s marathon, the Atlanta Braves bench players were able to get a 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday afternoon.  The series win for the Braves cuts their magic number down to 24 games. Brian McCann, Jason Heyward, Justin Upton, and Andrelton Simmons all sat out after the long game on Saturday. The Braves got their only 2 runs in the game’s 1st inning.  Freddie Freeman pic... »

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... »

Justin Upton’s Homer Buries Nationals in 10th

Justin Upton’s Homer Buries Nationals in 10th

A ball off the bat of Justin Upton barely cleared the fence and sent the Atlanta Braves to yet another walk off win.  Upton’s homer gave the Braves a 3-2 win in the 1st of 3 games against the Washington Nationals. Freddie Freeman was frustrated, but got the scoring started in the 1st inning.  His double play ball scored Jason Heyward for the 1st Braves run.  Freeman was not awarded an RBI, since i... »

Braves Play Reds This Weekend With House Money

Braves Play Reds This Weekend With House Money

Why do Atlanta Braves fans have an uneasy feeling about their team?  The Braves have a 5-game lead over the Washington Nationals, but it doesn’t seem very solid.  Why is that? The Braves take on a very good Cincinnati Reds team in a 4-game series this weekend to close out their schedule prior to the All-Star break.  The Reds are 51-40 on the season and have played well on the road, where the... »