Sunday, April 14, 2013

Braves Third Straight Sweep

The Braves have taken three out of three games from the Washington Nationals, that is their third straight sweep and they haven't lost a series yet. They just swept the Marlins in the series before they played the Nationals and they are on fire with a first place 11-1 record as the Nats drop to 7-5.

The Braves Evan Gattis continues his hot streak with a batting average of .324, 4 homers, and 10 RBI's. He had 1 hit and 2 RBI's this game, Atlanta's B.J Upton had a 3-5 day with 2 runs scored out of the lead-off spot, and the Braves Chris Johnson with a 4-5 day and 2 RBI's.

The Nationals had a terrible day in all with 2 errors and only 4 hits, half of their hits were courtesy of Kurt Suzuki who went 2-3. Chad Tracy were the only other 2 players with hits and they were pinch hitters! This was a sad day for the Nationals as they lost 9-0 being shut out!

The win went to the Braves Paul Maholm who now is 3-0 on the season and the loss was Gio Gonzalez's who gave up 7 runs compared to Maholm's no earned runs in 7.2 innings.

By David B.

1 comment:

  1. The Braves are for real.....and the Nationals may soon be wishing they'd gone for it all in 2012 as we all know it's really hard to make the playoffs 2 years in a row, and, even though my Phillies are off to a slow start.....I'm comfident they'll overtake the Nationals to secure a play off spot....ah yes, we do have to wait another 150+ games for the playoffs...I should not get ahead of myself!