Not much to say tonite for a nationally televised game. That is…
Unless you are an absolute baseball lover and truly enjoy the ups and downs of the 162 game season
OR you enjoy hearing about donkeys, baggage handlers or the notion that Doug Fister will compete for the MVP.

Fister, a career 50-52 pitcher took control of the game and blanked the Braves bats, scattering 5 hits, all singles and controlled the game through 8. He really was fun to watch with that herky-jerky pitching motion. Certainly makes the game seem faster.

The Braves best chance came in the first after singles by BJ and Freddie, but ended up with nothing. Freddie Freeman made a great over the shoulder sliding catch to put out Jayson Werth. Evan Gattis extended his hit streak to 20 with a single in the 6th.

Julio Teheran (6-5) pitched mostly well with the exception of temperamental breakdown with Gattis. He struck out a season-high 10, at one point had four in a row. With the exception of Anthony Rendon, who had 3 hits and 2 RBIs, Teheran did not have much of a problem controlling the Nats.

Washington takes a 1/2 game lead of Atlanta in the NL East.

Ervin Santana goes tomorrow against Tanner Roark.