Ejections. An offensive eruption. Warnings (strangely) issued to both benches.
It was an eventful series finale to say the least as the Braves rallied to top the Nationals 4-2 and trim the magic number to clinch the National League East to two games. It also kept Atlanta up one game in the bid for the top seed in the postseason and increased the unlikelihood that Washington won't be joining them in October.
Next up, Atlanta's last regular-season road trip against the Cubs, losers of 10 of their last 17 and four of five. Will the Braves be popping the champagne in Wrigley Field?
Before we totally turn our attention to Chicago, here are three thoughts from the Braves' 5-2 win.
1. At last, the offense came alive
We had entered broken-record territory with manager Fredi Gonzalez, who all too often of late had been saying some variation of "we need to get back to swinging the bats and scoring some runs."
The Braves entered Wednesday hitting .221 in September,...