Washington 9, Atlanta 2

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 86°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Mark Carlson, Third Base - Tim Timmons,
Attendance - 16674

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 63-70 37-28 26-42 W1
Atlanta 79-55 41-26 38-29 L2

Recap


Michael Morse slugged his 23rd home run and drove in three runs as the Washington Nationals snapped a six-game losing streak with a 9-2 victory over the host Atlanta Braves on Tuesday.

Ryan Zimmerman, Danny Espinosa and Morse homered against Atlanta's Jair Jurrjens (13-6), who was tagged for six runs in six innings. Jurrjens is 1-3 since the All-Star break and 0-2 against the Nationals this season.

Laynce Nix homered against Braves reliever Cristhian Martinez.

Livan Hernandez (8-12) allowed two runs in seven innings and won for the first time since Aug. 12. He has allowed only three runs in 13 innings in his last two starts against Atlanta and outpitched Jurrjens for the second straight game (5-3 on Aug. 1).

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Washington   Atlanta
Livan Hernandez Player Jair Jurrjens
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 6.0
1 Strikeouts 3
5 Hits 8
2.57 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Washington   Atlanta
Michael Morse Player Jason Heyward
3 Hits 1
3 RBI 2
1 HR 0
7 TB 1
.600 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 12 4 28 .316 12 10 9 2 0 0
Atlanta 5 0 6 .167 12 3 2 3 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Washington. The Braves have a W/L % of .582 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Nationals have a W/L % of .484 after a win and .465 after a loss.
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