Another intentional walk has disastrous consequences for Nats in 5-3 loss to Braves

Ozuna’s blast and a solo shot for William Contreras in fifth was enough for the Braves (14-17). And the biggest swing of the night was surrounded by familiar context. The decision to intentionally accompany Freddie Freeman, the batsman ahead of Ozuna in the third, was part of a bigger trend for the Nationals. They entered the night with an MLB-high 15 deliberate walks. So the 16th only distanced himself from the next team (the Arizona Diamondbacks at 11) and made them even more of an outlier.