There was a time, not all that long ago, when the Nationals could do no right when placed on the same baseball diamond as the Braves. They gave up runs in bunches.
As much as Matt Williams is thrilled to have seen his team win seven straight games, the last three of them in dramatic walk-off fashion, the last two of them in extra innings, the Nationals manag
It used to cross Adam LaRoche's mind when he stepped to the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning, or later, and realized a home run would win the game for his team.
BY PETER HAILEY