ATLANTA -- Taking three cuts after the Braves beat the Nationals 3-2 to end their four-game losing streak at Turner Field on Monday night.
1. The bullpen was at its lockdown best, once again
It had been five days since Craig Kimbrel last took the mound, when he saw a two-run lead over the Rockies turn into his first blown save of the season and just his fourth in his last 54 save opportunities.
Kimbrel was savoring the chance to put it all behind him.
"(I just had to) get them in order before they score," he said. "That's what I didn't do the other day."
There would be no drama this time as he retired the Nationals 1-2-3 to give Atlanta its fourth win in four games over their National League East rivals and pushing the division lead to 3 12 games.
It was an impressive performance from the Braves' bullpen, which entered Monday leading the majors with a 2.18 ERA, as Jordan Walden threw 1 23 innings, striking out three and earning the win, followed by an inning and two Ks from E...