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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Sep 14, 2012, 10:43 PM EDT
ATLANTA — The Nationals will be without Michael Morse for their entire weekend series against the Braves, with manager Davey Johnson saying his left fielder likely won’t be able to return from a left hand injury until Tuesday at the earliest. Morse was initially hoping to take batting practice before tonight’s series opener at Turner…
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