Washington 8, Atlanta 3

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 24, 2010 7:05 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 91°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim McClelland, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Adrian Johnson, Third Base - Andy Fletcher,
Attendance - 22515

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 6 1
Washington 0 1 2 0 0 3 1 1 8 10 2

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 86-68 52-23 34-45 L4
Washington 66-88 39-37 27-51 W4

Recap

Adam Dunn homered twice and drove in five runs as the Washington Nationals put a dent in the Atlanta Braves’ playoff hopes with a 8-3 victory on Friday.

Jordan Zimmerman pitched five strong innings and Willie Harris raced for an inside-the-park homer for the Nationals, who have won four straight.

The Braves entered the night with a one-half game lead in the National League wild card race and looked like they were in good shape with their ace on the mound and the last place team in the division in the other dugout. But Dunn rocked Tim Hudson (16-9) with a solo homer in the second and a two-run shot in the third to give him 37 on the season and Washington a 3-0 lead.

Zimmermann (1-2) took care of the lead, surrendering one run on three hits while striking out five. The 24-year-old right-hander, who is on a strict watch as he makes his way back after Tommy John surgery, was lifted after 83 pitches.

The Nationals ended Hudson’s night with a three-run sixth inning, capped by Dunn’s two-run single.

Hudson was charged with all six runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings while issuing six walks for the Braves, who for the moment fell into a tie with the San Diego Padres in the wild card race. The Padres play later on Friday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   Washington
Tim Hudson Player Jordan Zimmermann
Loss W/L Win
5.2 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 5
7 Hits 3
9.53 ERA 1.80
Hitting
Atlanta   Washington
Omar Infante Player Adam Dunn
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 5
1 HR 2
5 TB 9
.500 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 6 1 9 .176 14 14 2 1 0 1
Washington 10 3 19 .312 14 7 7 7 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Nationals have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .472 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Braves have a W/L % of .547 after a win and .574 after a loss.
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