On the whole, it was a very productive homestand for the Washington Nationals, and they closed it on a high note against the Atlanta Braves.
The Braves got on the board first today with a solo home run by Nick Markakis to take a 1-0 lead. The Nationals answered with a pair of runs in the third inning on a bases loaded walk to Juan Soto-who was ejected from last night’s game-and a sacrifice fly by Anthony Rendon to take a 2-1 lead. Washington later added on with a solo home run by Michael A Taylor-who replaced Bryce Harper in the starting lineup today-and a double by Daniel Murphy to take a 4-1 lead, which would turn into a 6-3 Nationals victory to salvage a split of the four game series with the Braves. The win also means the Nationals avoid a series loss for the fourth consecutive series and concludes a ten game homestand during which the Nationals went 7-3 and scored a whopping 67 runs.
Nationals will head to Chicago to face the Cubs in a three game series this weekend.