The Braves were blanked 6-0 by Livan Hernandez and the Washington Nationals last night at Turner Field. Hernandez scattered five hits and struck out six in his eight innings of work. The loss cost Atlanta another game in the N.L. East standings, Philly beat the Marlins and extended their lead to 2 games over the Braves.
The Dodgers beat the Giants 1-0 last night, so Atlanta still has a 1 1/2 game lead on San Fransisco for the Wild Card.
The Braves have a quick turnaround today and will close out their series with the Nats at 12:10 this afternoon. Rookie left hander Mike Minor (3-0, 5.63) will get the start on the mound.
The Phillies will close out its series with the Marlins later tonight in Miami. Both the Braves and the Phillies are off on Thursday.