Freddie Freeman and Adonis Garcia homered, Bud Norris threw seven scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves beat Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets 5-2 on Sunday. Freeman had three hits and a walk, helping Atlanta salvage a split of the four-game series. Brandon Nimmo, a New York prospect recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday, made his debut and went 0 for 4 with a game-ending strikeout. Norris (3-7) allowed four hits, struck out eight and walked none.
The Nationals have placed starter Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with an upper back strain, MASN’s Dan Kolko reports. The move is retroactive to June 16, the day after the right-hander’s most recent start. Strasburg apparently suffered the injury while lifting weights. Strasburg was scratched from last Monday’s start against the Dodgers. The Nationals were hopeful he would be able to made his next scheduled start, which would have been Sunday afternoon against the Brewers. This a tough pill to swallow for the Nationals, who have lost seven games in a row. Strasburg is 10-0 with a 2.90 ERA and a 118/24 K/BB ratio in 93 innings this season. As Kolko notes, the Nationals could send