Nationals Vs. Braves: Nationals Savage Braves 9-2 With Home Run Ball

Ryan Zimmerman, Michael Morse, Danny Espinosa and Laynce Nix put balls over the walls at Turner Field and Livan Hernandez kept the Braves line-up guessing.

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Nationals Vs. Braves Final: Nationals Power Up Against Braves In 9-2 Victory

Matthew Kaminski, the Atlanta Braves organist, tweeted before Tuesday night's game against the Washington Nationals that he would bust out in the Super Mario Bros. theme song when certain Nationals players came to bat. It must have powered them up because the Nationals rolled over the Braves 9-2 in front of a Turner Field crowd.

The offensive potential of the 2011 Nationals showed itself once again after a six-game absence. The Nationals outhit the Braves 12 to five and four different Nationals were able to take the Braves pitching staff for a ride and hit home runs. Ryan Zimmerman hit a three-run home run in the top of the fifth which completely put the game away. MIchael Morse, Danny Espinosa and Laynce Nix connected for solo home runs of their own. Both Zimmerman and Morse finished the night 3-for-5 with three RBIs. 

Nationals starter Livan Hernandez put together a wonderful performance. The Cuban pitcher went seven innings, giving up two runs on five hits, walking three and striking out one.

Thank you, Mr. Kaminski.

The Nationals move to 63-70 on the season.

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Nationals Vs. Braves Score: Nationals Chopping Braves 9-2

Over a week ago the Washington Nationals took care of business and beat up on the NL East leading Philadelphia Phillies. This week the Nats look to pound on the Atlanta Braves who are second in the NL East and so far on Tuesday they have been relentless by taking a 9-2 lead.

Four different Nationals have hit home runs in the game. Left fielder Michael Morse, second baseman Danny Espinosa and outfielder Laynce Nix have all gone deep for solo home runs while third baseman Ryan Zimmerman destroyed a pitch from Jair Jurrjens for a three-run shot. Morse also has a RBI single and RBI double during the game and is 3-for-4. Zimmerman is also 3-for-4 and Nix is 2-for-4.

Nats starter Livan Hernandez is putting together a good performance. He has pitched six innings giving up two runs on five hits, walking three and striking out one.

The game is currently head into the top of the eighth inning.

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Nationals Vs. Braves: Washington Searches For A Victory In Atlanta Without Jayson Werth

Laynce Nix will fill in for the injured Jayson Werth while Chris Marrero gets his second Major League start at first base after showing improvement during his last bit of playing time.

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