Atlanta 2, Washington 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 14, 2012 7:35 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Timmons, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Marvin Hudson, Third Base - Fieldin Culbreth,
Attendance - 41797

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 89-55 44-27 45-28 L1
Atlanta 82-63 41-32 41-31 W1

Recap


Braves 2, Nationals 1: Rookie Andrelton Simmons scored when shortstop Ian Desmond's throw to the plate was off the mark in the bottom of the ninth inning as Atlanta kept its slim division hopes alive while strengthening its bid for the wild card.

After Craig Kimbrel (2-1) struck out the side in the top of the ninth, the Braves went to work on Sean Burnett (1-2) in the bottom of the frame. Simmons had a one-out single and advanced to third on Michael Bourn's base hit to shallow right-center. Pinch hitter Tyler Pastornicky plated the winning run with a slow grounder to short, as Desmond couldn't get Simmons at home.

Starter Kris Medlen was saddled with a no-decision despite recording a career-high 13 strikeouts for the Braves, who moved to within 7 1/2 games of the NL East-leading Nationals.

Rookie Bryce Harper homered to lead off the sixth inning for the Nationals, who saw their magic number for clinching the division remain at 11.

Burnett yielded two hits in one-third of an inning to take the loss.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Medlen's previous career high in strikeouts was 12, set on Sept. 3 versus Colorado. ... Harper's opposite-field blast was the first homer hit off Medlen by a left-handed batter this season. ... Washington's Michael Morse sat out with an injured left wrist.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Washington   Atlanta
Ross Detwiler Player Kris Medlen
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 7.0
5 Strikeouts 13
7 Hits 5
1.50 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Washington   Atlanta
Bryce Harper Player Martin Prado
2 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 4
.667 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Washington 5 1 9 .156 8 17 1 1 0 1
Atlanta 10 0 12 .294 16 7 1 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Washington. The Braves have a W/L % of .630 after a win and .484 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Nationals have a W/L % of .629 after a win and .600 after a loss.