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  1. Instant analysis: Braves 5, Nats 4

    Sep 15, 2012, 11:28 PM EST

    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…

  2. Bernadina has stiff neck after catch

    Sep 15, 2012, 7:11 PM EST

    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…

  3. Game 145: Nats at Braves

    Sep 15, 2012, 4:40 PM EST

    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…

  4. Slim margin for error

    Sep 15, 2012, 4:25 AM EST

    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…

  5. Instant analysis: Braves 2, Nats 1

    Sep 15, 2012, 2:22 AM EST

    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…

  6. Morse out until at least Tuesday

    Sep 14, 2012, 10:43 PM EST

    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…

  7. Game 144: Nats at Braves

    Sep 14, 2012, 8:00 PM EST

    Photo by Mark Zuckerman / NATS INSIDER Turner Field hosts the Nationals for a big weekend series with the Braves. ATLANTA — Hello from Turner Field, where tonight the home stretch of the regular season begins in earnest for the Nationals, who can wrap up a playoff berth and all but lock up the NL…

  8. A chance to KO the Braves

    Sep 14, 2012, 12:00 PM EST

    US Presswire photo The Nats and Braves meet this weekend for the final time … in the regular season. It has loomed on the schedule for weeks, a mid-September showdown with the only team that still had a chance to overtake the Nationals in the NL East. But then the Nationals kept winning, the Braves…

  9. Reports: Porter interviewing with Astros

    Sep 13, 2012, 6:47 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Bo Porter has previously interviewed for jobs with the Marlins and Pirates. Nationals third base coach Bo Porter has long been considered a potential big-league manager, so it's not surprising that multiple reports out of Houston say he's interviewing today for the Astros' job. According to MLB.com and the Houston Chronicle, Porter…

  10. All the way back

    Sep 13, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

    US Presswire photo Ryan Zimmerman has hit .339 with 19 homers and 62 RBI over his last 72 games. NEW YORK — Mark DeRosa was talking to Ryan Zimmerman after last night's game at Citi Field, one in which Zimmerman had homered (yet again) and driven in a run (yet again), and noted how far…

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