They might want to consider setting up a wind farm at Turner Field, because there sure is a stiff breeze coming out of that place most nights.
Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg has left his start after two innings against the Atlanta Braves with an apparent injury.
The Nationals' slow offensive start has been concerning to some, worrisome to others and downright nerve-fraying to certain factions of the fanbase. For plenty, it's been maddening to watch them strike out, swinging or looking, so often. To see them come up small in large situations. To hit the ball on the screws, and right at a waiting fielder.
Chipper Jones retired last year, Bobby Cox the season before that.
The lessons here -- and this is where the other local team needs to pay attention -- are athletes don't make the call and you make the decision based on what you see, not on what you hear.
Justin Upton, acquired with Johnson from Arizona in a seven-player trade on Thursday, had his first news conference on Tuesday. Brother B.J. was in the audience with the brothers' beaming parents, Manny and Yvonne.
Jason Heyward was in the audience as B.J. Upton was introduced Thursday as Atlanta's new centerfielder.
Here's how the pennant races look with eight days to go:
There was no true defining blow to mark the end of the Washington Nationals’ game Friday night, though it ended unceremoniously. No death knell that began to ring to mark where the game went from being tied, and possibly won, to a 2-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves. It was the little things.