The Washington Nationals out-hit and out-pitched the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.
Atlanta Braves fans in attendance at Monday’s game got their very own World Series rings to take home and show off to their friends and family. It’s not quite as fancy as the ones players and coaches received, but it is something you’ll definitely want to add to your Braves’ memorabilia collection.
Unfortunately, that would be the only highlight of the evening, as the Washington Nationals beat up on the Braves 11-2 on Monday.
Huascar Ynoa made his first start for Atlanta this season, and it was not a good one. The 23-year-old pitched just 3 innings and allowed seven hits and five earned runs. Spencer Strider came on in relief of Ynoa and pitched 3.1 innings, allowing one run and striking out three. Strider’s ERA now sits at 1.69 on the year.
Tucker Davidson followed Strider, but allowed five runs in almost three innings.
Maikel Franco was the main contributor of the offensive onslaught for the Nationals. The former Philadelphia Phillies player was 4-for-5 on the day with a home run, double, and five RBIs.
Their starting pitcher, Josh Rogers, pitched 5.1 innings and allowed just two hits, one earned run, and struck out three.
Marcell Ozuna provided nearly all of the Braves’ offense on the day. He was 2-for-4 with and RBI single in the first inning. Ozuna is now 6-for-18 (a .333 batting average) with three RBIs in 2022.
The Braves and Nationals will play again tomorrow at 7:20pm. Patrick Corbin is the listed starter for Washington, while Atlanta has not named a starter yet. Both teams now have records of 2-3 on the very young 2022 season.
Brian Snitker did say after the game they’ll likely call up a couple of arms for Tuesday. It would make sense that Touki Toussaint gets a chance to start, and perhaps they bring up Dylan Lee as well for another long reliever.