2014 record: 85-77, 3rd place in NL Central
Manager: Terry Francona, 3rd season
Estimated 2015 payroll: $87 million
It's one thing to consistently lose to a good team.
Braves pitcher Gavin Floyd - an Annapolis, Md. native - was cruising through his start against the Nationals on Thursday night, enjoying his best outing of the season.
GAME IN A NUTSHELL: If the Nationals hoped to open a big, 4-game series against the Braves on the right foot and begin to put to rest any questions about their ability to beat their NL East