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Series Summary

Final 2-0
Tue 9/12 8 @ 0
Wed 9/13 8 @ 2
Federal Baseball Sep 13, 2017
Washington Nationals stick with Max Scherzer too long in what ends up 8-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves..

Washington Nationals stick with Max Scherzer too long in what ends up 8-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves..

Dusty Baker stuck with Max Scherzer even after he issued three straight walks in the seventh, and it didn’t work out as the Braves blew this one open and won, 8-2 in Nationals Park. Max Scherzer issued three straight walks in the seventh inning, pushing him up to 114 pitches total on the night, with the score tied at 2-2 at that point, but the Washington Nationals’ skipper Dusty Baker left his ace in there to face one more batter, and it just got worse. Dansby Swanson sent a two-run single to left, 4-2, and an intentional walk loaded the bases back up and ended Scherzer’s night,...
Talk Nats Sep 13, 2017

Game #145 Max Scherzer against Braves

This game marks the point in the season when the final 18 games are remaining in the regular season, and after tonight’s game is a “final”, the regular season is 90% complete. Max Scherzer will pitch tonight and have 3 … The post Game #145 Max Scherzer against Braves appeared first on TalkNats.com.
TalkingChop Sep 13, 2017
Game Thread 9/13: Braves at Nationals

Game Thread 9/13: Braves at Nationals

Get excited, folks. Ozzie Albies and Dansby Swanson are at the top of Wednesday night’s lineup against Washington. Rookie left-hander Luiz Gohara will be on the mound for the Atlanta Braves Wednesday night making his second career start. With Ender Inciarte out due to a jammed thumb that occurred in Tuesday night’s game, Ozzie Albies will lead things off with Dansby Swanson sitting in the two-hole. The rest of Atlanta’s lineup can be seen below: Here's how the #Braves will line up tonight vs. the Nationals! #ChopOn https://t.co/T67C14pO7V pic.twitter.com/Vr30o9R6FW— Atlanta Braves...
Federal Baseball Sep 13, 2017
Washington Nationals’ lineup for second of three with Atlanta Braves in D.C.

Washington Nationals’ lineup for second of three with Atlanta Braves in D.C.

Washington and Atlanta play the second game of their three-game set in D.C. at 7:05 PM in Nationals Park. Dusty Baker said after last night’s game that he didn’t want to blame the Nationals’ 8-0 loss on a letdown after Washington clinched the NL East on Sunday afternoon. Baker’s Nationals didn’t look sharp, but the veteran skipper, who became one of seven managers to lead teams to at least nine postseason appearances, joining Bobby Cox (16), Joe Torre (15), Tony La Russa (14), Casey Stengel (10), John McGraw (9), and Joe McCarthy (9), on a relatively short list, said it wasn’t...
Braves Journal Sep 13, 2017

Braves 8, Nationals Present

For Julio Teheran, Nationals Park is the antithesis of SunTrust Park. It is too bad for him, then, that he pitches for the Braves, but it’s nice for Braves fans to have him go into Washington and shut the Nationals out time after time. Another shutout performance from him over seven innings earned him his […]
Freddie Freeman’s “wet newspaper” is not pitcher-friendly

Freddie Freeman’s “wet newspaper” is not pitcher-friendly

Those of you who insisted 10 days ago that Freddie Freeman needed to be, had to be, must be shut down for the rest of the season, Dusty Baker and the Nationals would like to ...
TalkingChop Sep 13, 2017
Gohara looks to bounce back in second career start against Scherzer, Nationals

Gohara looks to bounce back in second career start against Scherzer, Nationals

Rookie left-hander Luiz Gohara will look to rebound after allowing six earned runs in four innings of work in his debut. The Atlanta Braves come into Wednesday as winners of three straight and five of their last six thanks to an 8-0 blowout victory over the National League East champion Washington Nationals Tuesday night. In just his second career start in the majors, 21-year-old rookie Luiz Gohara will be tasked with going up against reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer and the Nationals Wednesday night. Gohara is 0-1 on the season after the left-hander allowed six earned runs...
MLB Daily Dish Sep 13, 2017
Gio Gonzalez’s 2018 option vests

Gio Gonzalez’s 2018 option vests

Nationals' pitcher Gio Gonzalez will be returning to D.C. next season after his $12-million option for the 2018 season vested on Tuesday night. Gonzalez's vesting option was contingent on the left-hander reaching 180 innings this season, which he surpassed in the loss to the Braves. Gonzalez, who turns 32 next week, signed a five year extension worth $42 million during the 2011-2012 offseason that carried options for the 2017 and 2018 season. The Nationals picked up his option this season, and will automatically pick it up for next season. Gonzalez has been very effective this season going...
TalkingChop Sep 13, 2017
Atlanta Braves news: Looking ahead to 2018

Atlanta Braves news: Looking ahead to 2018

The Braves won big against the Nationals last night. Plus, we now know what to expect as far as next season’s schedule. BRAVES NEWS Teheran throws seven shutout innings as Atlanta blanks Washington The Nationals may have clinched the NL East, but wins against Washington are always fun. They’re especially fun when they’re the result of a complete and total victory, which is what the Braves got when they beat the Nats 8-0 on Tuesday. Julio Teheran had one of his best outings of the season, and the Braves offense took full advantage of a bad night from Washington’s pitching staff. This...
Federal Baseball Sep 13, 2017
Wire Taps: Gio Gonzalez triggers 2018 contract; Jayson Werth out again; Nationals focused on health, not home field...

Wire Taps: Gio Gonzalez triggers 2018 contract; Jayson Werth out again; Nationals focused on health, not home field...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the second of three with the Braves in D.C. Alright, to be fair, if you Tomahawk Chop at Nationals Park, the Braves are probably gonna win there in the next 72 hours. Just how it works, I’m pretty sure. Here’s the down-low from D.C. Which Nationals pitcher (or person named Clayton Kershaw) should be the Cy Young winner?Gio, Max, Strasburg, and Kershaw all have great cases for Cy Young Awards, but it seems like (by most measurements) that the main dogfight is between Scherzer and Kershaw. Jayson Werth misses fifth straight game due...
Federal Baseball Sep 13, 2017
Washington Nationals’ lefty Gio Gonzalez passes 180 innings, contract for 2018 now guaranteed at $12M...

Washington Nationals’ lefty Gio Gonzalez passes 180 innings, contract for 2018 now guaranteed at $12M...

Gio Gonzalez’s contract for 2018 was guaranteed when he hit 180 IP tonight vs Atlanta... but he struggled in the 8-0 loss to the Braves. Gio Gonzalez needed 101 pitches to get through five innings on the mound last time out before tonight, in a less-than-efficient start against the Miami Marlins, but the 31-year-old left-hander earned the win, leaving him (14-6) in 2017, with wins in seven of eight outings, over which he’d put up a 1.59 ERA, 14 walks, 36 Ks and a .200/.275/.250 line against in 45 1⁄3 IP. “There have been other games when he threw better and then got a loss or a no...
CBS Local Sep 13, 2017
After Helping Nats Clinch, Braves Rout NL East Champs 8-0

After Helping Nats Clinch, Braves Rout NL East Champs 8-0

Freddie Freeman hit a three-run home run off Gio Gonzalez and Julio Teheran threw seven shutout innings as the Braves beat the Nationals 8-0 on Tuesday night.

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