Washington 4, Atlanta 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 26, 2010 1:35 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 65°
Umpires - Home Plate - Adrian Johnson, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Tim McClelland, Third Base - Mike Everitt,
Attendance - 21625

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 87-69 52-23 35-46 L1
Washington 67-89 40-38 27-51 W1

Recap

Ian Desmond singled in a pair of runs in the bottom of the seventh to lift the Washington Nationals over the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Sunday.

Mike Morse and Nyjer Morgan each added RBI singles for the Nationals, who took two of three from the stumbling Braves.

Knotted at 2-2 after Rick Ankiel’s RBI double in the top of the frame, Atlanta brought Kyle Farnsworth (3-2) in to start the bottom of the seventh. The right-hander recorded two quick outs before walking Willie Harris and Danny Espinosa. Johnny Venters then came on and walked Morgan to load the bases before Desmond sent his single into center field.

Livan Hernandez pitched six-plus innings, yielding to Sean Burnett after allowing back-to-back doubles to lead off the seventh. Burnett (1-7) struck out three in two scoreless frames to earn the win and Drew Storen worked the ninth for his fifth save.

The Nationals grabbed a 2-0 lead with RBI singles from Morse and Morgan in the first two frames, but the Braves chipped away, pulling within 2-1 on Ankiel’s solo blast in the fifth and drawing even when Ankiel doubled in Melky Cabrera in the top of the seventh.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   Washington
Brandon Beachy Player Livan Hernandez
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 6.0
9 Strikeouts 3
5 Hits 7
3.60 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Atlanta   Washington
Rick Ankiel Player Danny Espinosa
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 0
1 HR 0
6 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 7 1 12 .212 15 8 2 2 0 0
Washington 7 0 7 .241 15 14 4 7 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Nationals have a W/L % of .369 after a win and .478 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Florida. The Braves have a W/L % of .540 after a win and .580 after a loss.
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