The Braves and Nats like most divisional opponents share an equal disdain toward each other.
But on Tuesday that animosity spilled over from the diamond to Twitterverse.
Desperate for some kind of emotional spark, something that might snap them out of their season-long fog and set them on an upward path at long last, the Nationals got their wish in the fifth innin
After a particularly frustrating loss Monday night that left them 13 1/2 games back in the NL East, the Nationals might have needed something to stoke their fire when they took the field on
The Braves have led the division throughout the season, and have enjoyed the biggest division lead in the majors for most of that time -- and now, that lead is twice as large as it has ever been.
You could point to Stephen Strasburg's inability to hold a runner on first base, a recurring problem that led to an early run.