Three-Run 8th Leads Braves to Win Over Nats

DAPE2V7WsAAa_m3
Photo: @Nationals

By Michael Marzzacco

Daniel Murphy hit his eighth homer of the year but it wasn’t enough as the Nationals fell to the Braves 7-4 at SunTrust Park in Atlanta.

The Braves jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second on a two-run homer by Dansby Swanson. In the third the Nats answered with an infield single by Trea Turner that scored Michael Taylor to get on the board. They took a 3-2 lead later in the inning when Bryce Harper reached first on a fielding error by first baseman Jace Peterson that scored Turner and Jayson Werth. The Braves responded in the bottom of that inning with a home run by Matt Kemp.

In the fourth, Murphy’s long ball gave the Nats the 4-3 lead.

In the fifth, Kurt Susuki doubled into center field to score Nick Markakis to tie the game. In the eighth the Braves scored three times off reliever Enny Romero to take the lead for good. First an RBI single by Markakis and a two run shot by Suzuki to haunt his former team.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s