The bad news? Oh, that’s a much longer list.
And it begins with a former Brave who tormented his old teammates for the second night in a row.
Rick Ankiel kept up his sudden power surge, hitting a grand slam off Derek Lowe, and the Braves were blasted by the Nationals, 9-3. It was Washington’s fourth straight win, and the Braves’ third straight loss.
Uggla (24 games) and Freeman (17) extended their hitting streaks for the Braves. Those are the two longest current streaks in the majors.
The Nationals, meanwhile, have their longest winning streak since Davey Johnson became manager on June 27. Atlanta has lost three straight.
Ankiel connected for his sixth home run of the season.
He homered twice Monday night against the Braves.
Ankiel’s shot highlighted a five-run burst in the fourth inning against Lowe (6-10) that put Washington ahead 6-3.
Ian Desmond hit a two-run homer in the fifth that finished Lowe. The Braves righty lost his third straight and gave up eight runs — seven earned — the most he had allowed since June 7, 2010.
Desmond drove in three runs and Michael Morse hit his 18th homer for the Nationals.
John Lannan (8-7) struck out a season-high eight and improved to 3-0 against Atlanta this year. He gave up three runs and nine hits in 6 2-3 innings.
Desmond’s sacrifice fly put the Nationals ahead in the second.
Atlanta scored twice in the third on Michael Bourn’s RBI double and Martin Prado’s infield out, and took a 3-1 lead in the fourth on Jorge Constanza’s RBI single.
Ankiel’s second career slam and an RBI grounder by Lannan gave Washington the lead in the fourth.
Desmond’s fourth home run made it 8-3.
NOTES: Atlanta RHP Brandon Beachy is scheduled to start otoday against Washington’s Chien-Ming Wang. Beachy is 4-2 this season and is looking for his second straight victory after not winning his previous four starts.
... Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman extended his hitting streak to 11 games. ... Lannan drove in his fifth run in his last five starts — doubling his career total to 10. ... Washington RHP Stephen Strasburg, recovering from Tommy John surgery, threw 51 pitches — 32 strikes — in a simulated start in Viera, Fla.
... The Nationals recalled RHP Collin Balester from Triple-A Syracuse. ... Washington C Ivan Rodriguez (oblique), who’s been on the 15-day disabled list since July 7, is close to being ready for a rehab assignment, Johnson said. ...