The Good: Bryce Harper. Back in the lineup after missing several games with what has to be the most disagreed upon "stiff neck" in the history of stiff necks, Harper laced a double in the bottom of the first to put the Nats up 2-0. Not sure why he stood and watched it out of the box, though. Harper is — obviously — a very important part of the Nats offense and a healthy and productive Harper in the lineup makes all the difference in the world.
Also: Tanner Roark (1 ER on 5 hits and 2 BBs in 8 IP), Trea Turner (2 for 5, 2 runs), Anthony Rendon (homer, 4 RBIs), Ben Revere (3 runs scored)
The Bad: Tyrell Jenkins. The Braves have a lot of good, young pitching and this kid may or may not eventually be a long-term answer for them, but he got roughed up on Sunday. Two bad innings resulted in seven earned runs on six hits and three walks and he couldn’t get out of the fifth.
The Ugly: The 4-8 hitters for the Braves combined to go 0 for 15.
Moments that mattered: Bottom of the first and the Braves have runners on the corners. Tanner Roark pounces on a tricky in-between hop on Matt Kemp’s bounce-back to the mound and makes a good throw home to easily nail Ender Inciarte, who was off on contact. Roark is as good a fielder on the mound as anyone on the staff.
In the bottom half of the inning, three straight hits by Turner, Ben Revere, and Bryce Harper result in two runs and the rout was on.