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  1. Shrinking margin

    Sep 17, 2012, 5:10 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Michael Bourn eludes Kurt Suzuki’s tag to score a key seventh-inning run. ATLANTA — Davey Johnson ambled through an otherwise silent clubhouse late Sunday night — black sweater, khaki slacks, white sneakers — and started cracking jokes to every player he encountered. The Nationals had just lost a sloppy game to the…

  2. Instant analysis: Braves 5, Nats 1

    Sep 17, 2012, 3:12 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Gio Gonzalez had to gut his way through five-plus innings. Game in a nutshell: The Nationals entered the weekend hoping to deliver a knockout punch to the Braves but knowing they'd still find themselves in great shape if they could just win one of three games. After dropping the first two by…

  3. Game 146: Nats at Braves

    Sep 16, 2012, 8:42 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Gio Gonzalez seeks win No. 20 tonight at Turner Field. ATLANTA — It's Sunday night, and the Nationals and Braves have the entire national stage to themselves. Well, aside from whatever NFL game is being played in primetime, which I'm sure we'll find out tomorrow drew 4,862 times…

  4. LaRoche takes it up a notch

    Sep 16, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Adam LaRoche is two homers and six RBI away from matching his career highs. ATLANTA — One of the central figures in the Nationals' 5-4 loss yesterday was Adam LaRoche, though certainly not for the reason he would have preferred. After being called by umpire Marvin Hudson for not keeping his foot…

  5. A cry for help

    Sep 16, 2012, 1:26 AM EDT

    Associated Press photo Davey Johnson argues with umpire Marvin Hudson, resulting in his ejection. ATLANTA — The call that turned Saturday’s ballgame upside-down and set the Braves on their way to a 5-4 victory seemed obvious to everyone in a Nationals uniform. Adam LaRoche’s left foot never lost contact with first base — “I was…

  6. Instant analysis: Braves 5, Nats 4

    Sep 15, 2012, 11:28 PM EDT

    Associated Press photo Adam LaRoche watches his 30th homer of the season sail into the stands. Game in a nutshell: Less than 24 hours after a nip-and-tuck, tense ballgame to open this series, the two division rivals did it again, only this time with a bit of controversy thrown in for good measure. The Nationals…

  7. Bernadina has stiff neck after catch

    Sep 15, 2012, 7:11 PM EDT

    US Presswire photo Roger Bernadina was banged up making this catch during last night's game. ATLANTA — Roger Bernadina is dealing with a stiff neck one day after slamming into the left field wall to make a catch during the Nationals' 2-1 loss to the Braves and is not in manager Davey Johnson's starting lineup…

  8. Game 145: Nats at Braves

    Sep 15, 2012, 4:40 PM EDT

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Edwin Jackson makes his first career start at Turner Field this afternoon. ATLANTA — Being the baseball nomad that he is, having played for seven different big-league clubs, you'd think Edwin Jackson would have pitched in every ballpark in the majors. You'd be wrong, because there are two…

  9. Slim margin for error

    Sep 15, 2012, 4:25 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Andrelton Simmons celebrates after scoring the winning run. ATLANTA — There were 41,000 in the stands, scoring opportunities were at a premium, the managers were trying to out-think each other in a late-game chess match and ultimately the outcome was decided by one key moment. The calendar read Sept. 14. The vibe…

  10. Instant analysis: Braves 2, Nats 1

    Sep 15, 2012, 2:22 AM EDT

    US Presswire photo Roger Bernadina slams into the fence robbing Jason Heyward of a fifth-inning hit. Game in a nutshell: In the opener of a weekend series that could decide whether the Nationals run away with the NL East or whether the Braves make this thing interesting again, a big crowd at Turner Field was…

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