Originally posted on BravesWire  |  Last updated 8/9/13
Since returning from the DL on Aug. 3, B.J. Upton is hitting .476 (10-for-21) with 2 doubles. The Washington Nationals, previously referred to as the team to beat in the National League East by almost all of baseball, opened the doors to the Braves at Nationals Park for a 3-game series and closed the door on all hope of winning the division in 2013. As Thomas Boswell wrote this week, they have the talent, but can’t seem to conquer the fundamentals. The Nats are now 3-10 on the season against the Braves. Atlanta swept the Nats, their 4th straight series sweep and their 13th consecutive win, the longest win streak in Major League Baseball since 2002. A big part of the series in D.C. that has surprised many is the performance of center fielder B.J. Upton. Upton had a 4-hit game in the series finale, his first since joining the Braves. Upton returned form the disabled list on August 3rd and has since hit for a .476 average with 10 hits (in 21 at-bats), .522 on-base percentage and .571 s...
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