Atlanta Braves Game Thread Braves vs Nationals July 20 2018 - Acuna Jr Goes 3 for 4 To Beat Nationals 8-5

Atlanta Braves Game Thread Braves vs Nationals July 20 2018

Atlanta Braves Game Thread Braves vs Nationals July 20 2018!

Acuna Jr Goes 3 for 4 To Beat Nationals 8-5!


Line Score

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Atlanta Braves 2 0 0 1 3 1 0 1 0 8 12 0
Washington Nationals 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 5 8 0

W: Sanchez (5-2)     L: Strasburg  (6-7)     SV: Minter (5)

This game was played to a crowd of 41,008 at Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

 

Atlanta Braves Game Thread Braves vs Nationals July 20 2018!

Acuna Jr Goes 3 for 4 To Beat Nationals 8-5!

 

 


 

 

Scoring Plays:

  • Ozzie Albies doubles (30th) on a line drive to left fielder Juan Soto. Ronald Acuna Jr. scores.
  • Freddie Freeman grounds out, third baseman Anthony Rendon to first baseman Matt Adams. Ozzie Albies scores.
  • With Anthony Rendon batting, Adam Eaton steals (3rd) home. Bryce Harper steals (7th) 2nd base.
  • Matt Adams homers (16th) on a fly ball to right field.
  • Johan Camargo doubles (12th) on a line drive to center fielder Bryce Harper. Kurt Suzuki scores.
  • Freddie Freeman doubles (26th) on a line drive to right fielder Adam Eaton. Ronald Acuna Jr. scores. Charlie Culberson scores. Freddie Freeman to 3rd on the throw.
  • Nick Markakis out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Bryce Harper. Freddie Freeman scores.
  • Trea Turner homers (12th) on a fly ball to left field.
  • Charlie Culberson homers (5th) on a fly ball to left center field.
  • Ronald Acuna Jr. homers (8th) on a line drive to left field.
  • Juan Soto homers (10th) on a fly ball to center field. Anthony Rendon scores.

 

Game Highlights:

Ozzie Albies smacks a liner the other way that’s just out of the reach of Juan Soto, scoring Ronald Acuna Jr. for the first run of the game.


Freddie Freeman grounds out to third, and Ozzie Albies makes a great read on the throw to first to come home and score, doubling the lead.


Adam Eaton breaks for the plate on a double steal with Bryce Harper and swipes home to give the Nationals their first run of the game.


Anibal Sanchez evades trouble in the 2nd by getting Bryce Harper to ground out to second, stranding the bases loaded.


Ozzie Albies is pinch-hit for in the 3rd by Charlie Culberson after being injured running the bases on his RBI double in the 1st.


 

Matt Adams hits a solo home run on a fly ball to right field.


Johan Camargo muscles a double to the gap in right-center field to score Kurt Suzuki from second base, giving the Braves a 3-2 lead.


Freddie Freeman turns on a high pitch and sends it down the right-field line, scoring a pair of runs the extend the Braves’ lead to 5-2.


Trea Turner hits a solo home run on a fly ball to left field.


Charlie Culberson lifts a solo home run into the bullpen in left-center field, his fifth homer of the season, to put the Braves up 7-3.


Ronald Acuna Jr Solo Bomb To Left Field For His 8th home run of the year.


Juan Soto hits a 2-run home run to center field for his 10th HR of the year.


Atlanta Braves Game Thread Braves vs Nationals July 20 2018!

Acuna Jr Goes 3 for 4 To Beat Nationals 8-5!



Atlanta Braves Game Thread Braves vs Nationals July 20 2018!

Acuna Jr Goes 3 for 4 To Beat Nationals 8-5!

 

Braves Interviews After The Ballgame:

Atlanta Braves NewsWhat a game for Ronald Acuna Jr. 

 

Braves manager Brian Snitker put Acuna Jr at lead off and all he did was go 3 for 4 with a HR and two stolen bases. 

 

Anibal Sanchez was a little rusty in the first two innings but settled down to give up only 3 runs. 

 

In the bottom of the second Sanchez got out of a bases loaded and one out jam. 

 

Final line on Sanchez:  IP: 6 | H: 6 | R: 3 | BB: 3 | K: 8 | HR: 2. 

 

On the injury front, Ozzie Albies was removed from the game a a precaution due to right hamstring tightness in the top of the third inning. 

 

After the game, manager Brian Snitker said he did not want to take any chances. 

 

He also said he would let him get treatment and rest him a few games. 

 

This was a great win for the Braves to start off with after the all-star break. 

 

From the beginning of the game you could see the excitement and enthusiasm of Acuna Jr and Albies that just trickled down to the entire team. 

 

Chop On Braves Country! 

 

–Bob Griggs | Atlanta Dugout Talk 

 

Atlanta Braves Game Thread Braves vs Nationals July 20 2018!

Acuna Jr Goes 3 for 4 To Beat Nationals 8-5!

 


Pre-Game Information:

Braves (52-42) @ Nationals (48-48)

6:05 pm CT | July 20, 2018

Nationals Park | Washington, DC


 

 

Atlanta Braves Starting Line-Ups

Atlanta Braves AVG HR RBI SB
Ronald Acuna Jr.  LF .249 7 19 2
Ozzie Albies 2B .281 20 55 9
Freddie Freeman 1B .315 16 61 6
Nick Markakis RF .323 10 61 1
Kurt Suzuki C .269 8 32 0
Johan Camargo 3B .248 9 39 0
Ender Inciarte CF .241 6 34 23
Dansby Swanson SS .253 7 35 3
Anibal Sanchez P .000 0 0 0

 

Washington Nationals Starting Line-Ups

Washington Nationals AVG HR RBI SB
Adam Eaton RF .323 2 15 2
Trea Turner SS .267 11 39 22
Bryce Harper CF .214 23 54 6
Anthony Rendon 3B .285 15 45 0
Juan Soto LF .301 9 28 2
Matt Adams 1B .288 15 39 0
Daniel Murphy 2B .253 1 12 0
Matt Wieters C .205 3 7 0
Stephen Strasburg P .120 0 1 0

Pitching Matchups

Anibal Sanchez  RHP  #19

Record:  4-2  ERA:  2.60  K:  62

Stephen Strasburg  RHP  #37

Record:  6-6  ERA:  3.46  K:  95

Anibal Sanchez of the Braves is set to square off against the Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg to begin the second half of the season!



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About Bob Griggs

I became an Atlanta Braves Fan in the spring of 1974. I was in first grade and Hank Aaron was chasing Babe Ruth for the all-time home run king. Back in 1974 things were different than they are now. You could not just watch every game on television. Because of the event the networks would interrupt programming and show Hank Aaron batting until he broke the home run record. Since then I have always been an Atlanta Braves Fan.

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