Series Review: Nats complete four game sweep of the Braves

WASHINGTON NATIONALS SERIES REVIEW: Early April

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OPPONENT: Atlanta Braves

SERIES RECORD: 4-0

NATS OVERALL RECORD:  7-1    DIVISION PLACE:  First

RUNS SCORED: 17

RUNS YIELDED: 7

WINNING PITCHER: Max Scherzer (1-0), Blake Treinen (2-0), Tanner Roark (1-1), Stephen Strasburg (2-0)

HOT BATS: Daniel Murphy (6 hits, 12 at bats, double, home run, 3 runs scored, 1 RBI), Bryce Harper (2 hits, 15 at bats, 2 runs, 6 RBI, Grand Slam, double), and Wilson Ramos (7 hits, 10 at bats, 1 run, 3 RBI, double, and home run)

SERIES BAT MVP:  Wilson Ramos, .700 AVG, double, and home run

TOP STARTING ARM: Tanner Roark [7 innings, 4 hits, 0 runs, 4 KO, 3 BB, Season:  2.45 ERA, Record 1-0] This was an unscheduled start for Roark, who took over for Stephen Strasburg, who was ill.  Roark pitched a beauty with 24 hour notice.

TOP BULLPEN ARM:  Felipe Rivero [3 appearances, 2.2 innings, 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 W, 2 KO, 0.00 ERA]

HOT AS FIRE: Daniel Murphy [.480 AVG on the SEASON, 12 for 25 at the plate, with 2 doubles, a triple, and 2 home runs]

COLD AS ICE: Danny Espinosa [0-13 at the plate]

Notes:  Bryce Harper’s grand slam this week was the first of his career and career home run #100.  After a smoking hot spring, Michael Taylor is off to a rough start filling in for the injured Ben Revere.  Through 7 games, Taylor is batting just .138 (4 for 29).

Season Record: 7-1

VIERA, FL - MARCH 3: Daniel Murphy #20 of the Washington Nationals heads toward third base on his way to scoring a run against the New York Mets after a single by Anthony Rendon in the first inning of a spring training game at Space Coast Stadium on March 3, 2016 in Viera, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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