A pair of rookie starters will make their penultimate starts of 2017 when the Phillies and Braves open a three-game weekend series Friday night at SunTrust Park, as Philly righty Ben Lively will face off against southpaw Sean Newcomb as the teams begin their final head-to-head series of the season.
Nationals manager Dusty Baker entered Thursday night’s 3-2 loss to the Braves at SunTrust Park planning to rest most of his regulars during the final couple of innings. He certainly didn’t anticipate the confusion this would create when he opted to make six lineup changes before the bottom of the eighth.
Ozzie Albies’ leadoff single ignited a two-run fourth inning that held up for starter R.A. Dickey’s 10th win in the Braves’ 3-2 victory over the Nationals on Thursday night at SunTrust Park.
R.A. Dickey will get at least one more opportunity to step on a mound and enrich a 15-year career that was fueled by his love for the Braves while growing up in Nashville.
While Tyler Flowers’ left hand has improved enough for him to appease R.A. Dickey’s wish to be behind the plate for Thursday night’s series finale against the Nationals, the Braves will further evaluate Ender Inciarte’s thumb before allowing him to resume his pursuit of a 200-hit season.
When Tanner Roark starts against the Braves at SunTrust Park on Thursday night, he will be attempting to extend the successful run that has given the Nationals reason to be confident about how he might fare as a part of their postseason rotation.
The Nationals took advantage of a struggling Braves’ bullpen as they erupted for six runs in the eighth inning of a 7-3 victory on Wednesday at SunTrust Park. The Nationals are now within 3 1/2 games of the Dodgers for home-field advantage in the playoffs.
As the Braves assessed the catching position this past winter, they toyed with the idea of pairing Anthony Recker with Tyler Flowers before ultimately deciding in January to end Kurt Suzuki’s long stint on the free-agent market. Nearly nine months after signing a one-year deal to serve as Atlanta’s backup catcher, Suzuki has positioned himself […]
Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez takes another step in his postseason preparations on Wednesday night at SunTrust Park, attempting to halt his struggles against the Braves, one of the few teams to consistently frustrate him this season. Rookie Lucas Sims opposes Gonzalez.
Ryan Zimmerman reached 100 RBIs for the first time since 2009 as the Nationals continued to tune up for the postseason with a 4-2 win over the Braves on Tuesday night at SunTrust Park. The Nationals moved within five games of the Dodgers for home field advantage in the playoffs, pending the Dodgers game on […]
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