But, the story of the night was Max Scherzer. But, it's more interesting to watch him fight to stay in the game. Just where Bucknor thought that plate was is another story.
Trying to move above.500 for the first time since before the 2015 All-Star break, Atlanta slipped to 6-7. With Scherzer set to oppose Mike Foltynewicz in the pitching matchup, the over/under now sits at 7.5 runs. That gave Freeman 12 consecutive plate appearances in which he reached safely, an Atlanta record. Only Jeff Burroughs (11 in 1978) has a longer streak for Atlanta.
Scherzer (2-1) got an inning-ending double play to work around his only serious trouble in the fourth, when the Braves put runners at first and third with one out. The Nationals have won all six games he started against Atlanta since the beginning of the 2016 season.
He said the new design, which is a roughly $1.1 billion investment, could be a home run that the owners made for the team.
The hitter ran toward the dugout, the Nationals celebrated, and the grounds crew came onto the field from behind the centre-field wall - one pushing a wheelbarrow.
His three wild pitches in that outing were one more than Scherzer threw over 228 ⁄3 innings pitched last season.
And based on the fact that she was willing to go even that far inside a Major League Baseball stadium, our guess is that it wouldn't be her first... "When he's out there throwing 114, 115 pitches and still throwing 95, 96 (mph), it's going to be a tough game".
REDS 9, ORIOLES 3: Adam Duvall hit his first career grand slam, Joey Votto had a two-run shot and Bronson Arroyo got his first win in nearly three years, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat the Baltimore Orioles. Against the Nationals, he didn't allow a runner to reach second base until the fourth inning, when Bryce Harper led off with a broken-bat bloop double. Ryan Zimmerman followed close behind with a 3 for 5 night with 4 RBI. Kurt Suzuki got his second straight start behind the plate. Foltynewicz then struck out Jayson Werth to get out of the inning unscathed. Scherzer sacrificed Difo to second, and the runner scored on Adam Eaton's single up the middle. The bases were loaded again with two outs and a 1-2 count on d'Arnaud.
Dusty Baker on last night's 9th inning drama. "My fastball was great early and great at the end". "Our defense played spectacular behind me". "You see a lot of things, but when it's consistently not with the standards of the league, I think something needs to be done". "It's a credit to Snit for letting him battle through that and build confidence there, get him seven innings".
But after the handshakes were exchanged and both teams were basically on their way to their respective clubhouses, home plate umpire CB Bucknor made a weird ruling and reversed the strikeout, claiming that the pitch was foul-tipped.