Atlanta 11, Washington 2

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 3, 2011 1:35 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 53°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike DiMuro, First Base - Andy Fletcher, Second Base - Tim Welke, Third Base - Jim Reynolds,
Attendance - 22210

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Atlanta 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 6 0 11 12 0
Washington 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 2-1 0-0 2-1 W1
Washington 1-2 1-2 0-0 L1

Recap


Tim Hudson pitched seven strong innings Sunday, retiring the final 17 batters he faced, and led Atlanta to an 11-2 win over Washington at Nationals Park.

Hudson (1-0) allowed just one run and three hits and struck out five to help the Braves win the rubber game of the opening series of the season. Hudson also drew a walk and scored a run on a headfirst slide in the fifth inning.

Relievers Jonny Venters and Scott Linebrink each pitched a scoreless inning to nail down the win for Atlanta.

Washington starter Jordan Zimmermann (0-1) allowed four hits, three walks and three runs - two earned - in six innings. The bullpen let it get away; five relievers were tagged for eight hits and eight runs, four of those against rookie Brian Broderick.

Atlanta’s offense was paced by Brian McCann, who was 3-for-5 with four RBI and a stolen base.  McCann’s opposite field hit through an over-shifted infield drove home two important runs in the seventh. Martin Prado, the only Braves batter without a hit in the first two games, had three hits on Sunday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   Washington
Tim Hudson Player Jordan Zimmermann
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 2
3 Hits 4
1.29 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Atlanta   Washington
Brian McCann Player Danny Espinosa
3 Hits 2
4 RBI 0
0 HR 0
3 TB 3
.600 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 12 0 18 .308 14 3 9 6 1 0
Washington 4 0 5 .133 9 6 2 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Florida. The Nationals have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Braves have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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