A seven-game homestand ended with a thud for the Atlanta Braves who dropped a 3-1 decision to the Washington Nationals Wednesday afternoon at Truist Park. One night after recording 19 hits and 16 runs, the Braves managed just three hits and one run coming on a sixth inning solo home run by Austin Riley.
Max Fried allowed two first inning runs. He settled in from there, but left the game in the fifth after he was struck in the hamstring with a line drive off the bat of Nelson Cruz. Fried said that it tightened up on him, but expects to be fine and make his next start.
The loss drops Atlanta to 3-4 on the season. They will now head out west for a seven-game road trip that will take them through San Diego and Los Angeles.