Atlanta 5, Washington 1

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Nationals Park
Temperature - 74°
Umpires - Home Plate - Paul Nauert, First Base - Dana DeMuth, Second Base - Doug Eddings, Third Base - Kerwin Danley,
Attendance - 29111

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 71-53 36-29 35-24 W1
Washington 77-47 36-24 41-23 L1

Recap


Braves 5, Nationals 1: Kris Medlen pitched seven shutout innings and Martin Prado’s two-run double helped visiting Atlanta salvage the final contest of the three-game set.

The Braves, who cut Washington’s advantage in the National League East to six games, snapped a four-game losing streak. Medlen (5-1), in his fifth start since joining the rotation, scattered seven hits with one walk and seven strikeouts. He has not allowed a run in his past 20 1/3 innings.

After Medlen drew a two-out walk from Washington starter Ross Detwiler (7-6) in the fifth, Prado followed with a two-strike double over rookie center fielder Bryce Harper’s head, scoring Tyler Pastornicky and Medlen to put the Braves ahead 2-0.

Washington scored in the eighth off reliever Eric O’Flaherty and Michael Morse’s single to left plated Harper to bring the Nationals within 2-1. O’Flaherty got Ian Desmond to bounce into an inning-ending double play.

David Ross drove in an insurance run in the ninth with a sacrifice fly. Michael Bourn added an RBI single and later scored on a throwing error.

Washington stranded a runner at third in the second as Pastornicky turned a nifty double play on a ball up the middle to end the inning.

The Braves have won Medlen’s past 16 starts, dating back to 2010, breaking John Smoltz’s franchise record of 15 set during his Cy Young award-winning season in 1996.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The start of the game was delayed briefly by rain, the third rain delay of the series. … Washington honored retiring Atlanta 3B Chipper Jones before the game, his final regular-season contest in Washington. … Atlanta shook up its lineup, giving Pastornicky his first start of the season at second base for the struggling Dan Uggla. Reed Johnson started for Bourn in center field, and Ross caught for Brian McCann. ... Ryan Zimmerman finished 2-for-4 for Washington.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   Washington
Kris Medlen Player Ross Detwiler
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 5.1
7 Strikeouts 4
7 Hits 7
0.00 ERA 3.38
Hitting
Atlanta   Washington
Jason Heyward Player Ryan Zimmerman
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 9 0 12 .265 13 8 4 1 1 2
Washington 9 0 10 .265 15 10 1 2 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Nationals have a W/L % of .623 after a win and .617 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Braves have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .481 after a loss.