Welcome to the first edition of “The Nationals Enquirer,” the most accurate Washington Nationals information on the internet, probably.
On Thursday, the Nationals piled up 14 runs, resulting in a dominant 2 run victory over a formidable Marlins team. It is widely agreed this has turned the season around, as the Nationals continued to pound the 2-time World Champion Marlins throughout the weekend, except for today.
Meanwhile, the Braves limped through their latest road trip against the Cardinals, Yankees, and Brewers with a meager 5 – 5 record, prompting cries of doooooom from their faithful. Sean Newcomb allowed 5 runs in the 3rd, the big blow a 3 run homer by Hernan Perez, and any hope was extinguished in the 8th, when Evan Phillips allowed 4 more, highlighted by a home run by Eric Thames, and by Jesus Aguilar‘s 2nd home run of the game.
After the game, Nick Markakis, Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies, and Mike Foltynewicz were named to this year’s National League All-Star team, meaning that over 93% of this year’s MLB All-Stars come from other teams. It is a miracle that this Braves team continues to cling to a virtual tie for the division lead.
Toronto comes to Atlanta on Tuesday.