Rafael Soriano returned on Wednesday after making a mechanical fix in hopes to regain his job as Nats' closer.
Though they missed a chance to sweep the Braves on Wednesday, the Nationals know they're in good shape up 8 games with 18 to play.
The Nationals had a chance to sweep the Braves in Washington for the first time in 2008. A lagging performance by Stephen Strasburg ensured that wouldn't happen.
With their series against the Braves in hand, and a nine-game road trip up ahead, the Nationals are resting both Anthony Rendon and Ian Desmond.