The Nationals and Braves were locked in a 1-1 pitcher's duel through nine innings, but Ian Desmond broke through with a game-winner in the 11th.
Lately the Nats bullpen has benefited from the veteran experience of right-handers Casey Janssen and David Carpenter.
On Wednesday, Matt Williams spoke on the passing of Randy Knorr's wife, who should be All-Stars and the latest update on Ryan Zimmerman.
The Nationals rotation collectively has tossed 26 consecutive scoreless innings. Now Jordan Zimmerman must try to keep the hot streak going against Atlanta.
Max Scherzer's historic performance against the Pirates highlights this week's Stock Watch.