Preview: Taking a look at the Nats and Braves

A huge four game series between two teams fighting for the top spot in the National League East. Coming off of a three-game sweep at the hands of the Braves in Washington, the Nationals look to return the favor at Turner Field.

Wire Taps: Nats vs Braves; Stras vs Teheran 2Nite

The Washington Nationals head down to Atlanta to start a four-game set with the Braves who swept the Nats in three-straight in the nation's capital earlier this season. The NL East rivals go at it again at 7:10 pm EST tonight.

Nats Rewind: Davey On Detwiler

Washington Nationals' manager Davey Johnson said after today's loss that Ross Detwiler just wasn't sharp and when he's not, he needs to start mixing in all of his pitches instead of just relying on his fastball. It's a topic he's mentioned often...

"His Bat Will Come Around." - Johnson on LaRoche

Washington Nationals' manager Davey Johnson told reporters after today's loss to the Cincinnati Reds that in spite of a slow start and a prolonged slump to start the season, he plans to keep running Adam LaRoche out there.

Game 25 WPA: Series win, right? Nats 2, Reds 5

Detwiler has a shaky outing and the bats don't wake up enough to save him.

Reds Avoid Sweep, Beat Nats 5-2 In Series Finale

23-year-old Cincinnati Reds' lefty Tony Cingrani, a former Rice teammate of the Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon, was dominant in 6.0 scoreless innings of work as the visiting Reds avoided getting swept with a 5-2 win over the Nats.

Rizzo's True Defensive Ballhawk Center Field-Type

Washington Nationals' center fielder Denard Span left both Joey Votto and Zack Cozart shaking their heads when he robbed both Cincinnati Reds in Saturday afternoon's game in the nation's capital. Davey Johnson said he was impressed with his CFer.

Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper: One Year Later

After going 2 for 3 with a two-run home run in today's win over the Cincinnati Reds, 20-year-old Washington Nationals' outfielder Bryce Harper has a .373/.453/.783 line 23 games into his second pro season. One year later, how's Harper doing?

Nats Rewind: Davey Happy With Haren's Start vs CIN

"That was more like him," Davey Johnson said of Dan Haren after the Washington Nationals' right-hander showed some more incremental improvement in this afternoon's outing against the Cincinnati Reds. Haren held the visiting Reds to 2 runs in 6.0 IP.

Game 24 WPA: Span is good at CF. Nats 6, Red 3.

Haren got a quality start and some timely DIY offense, but it was Span who saved this game.

Nats Win Again, 6-3 Over Reds; Harper Hits Another

The Washington Nationals got the best start yet out of veteran right-hander Dan Haren, got another home run from Bryce Harper and the bullpen held on for the third straight win over the Cincinnati Reds. 6-3 final in the nation's capital.

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