Officially, the Braves just finished what they started against the Nationals Sunday with a 10-2 win to complete a series sweep. Unofficially? They put the finishing touches on a demoralizing weekend for their NL East rival.

While the Nationals spent three days making questionable decisions on the bases, committing seven errors and watching two of their starting eight regulars leave with injuries, the Braves padded stats.

Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman each homered Sunday to make that two each in the series and four on the season. Upton raised his batting average 121 points by going 8-for-10 against the Nationals with two doubles, two homers and five RBIs.

Upton was hitting .182 at the start of this homestand. Six games against the Mets and Nationals later, he’s hitting .386.
“He’s what you call locked in,” Freeman of Upton.

He could say the same about himself. Freeman went 6-for-12 in the series with two doubles, two home runs and five RBIs - including four on Sunday. He’ll take a nine-game hitting streak and a .442 batting average to Philadelphia.

Defensive whiz Andrelton Simmons, batting fifth in the “B-bomber” lineup Sunday came about six inches shy of hitting two home runs, settling for a triple off the top of the left field wall and his first home run of the year - a three-run shot to straight-away center.

Reclamation projects B.J. Upton and Dan Uggla were both in on the act this weekend as well - B.J. with back-to-back two-hit games, a pair of nice running catches, and his first home run of the year, and Uggla with his two RBI hits Saturday.