The Nationals entered the weekend hoping to deliver a knockout punch to the Braves but knowing they'd still find themselves in great shape if they could just win one of three games.
Gio Gonzalez looks to become the majors' first 20-game winner and keep the Nationals from getting swept in Atlanta. Join the conversation on Nats Insider at 8:05 p.m.!
The Nationals were confident Adam LaRoche would post his usual offensive numbers in 2012. Now they're thrilled the first baseman has taken his game to even greater heights.
Marvin Hudson's blown call -- and the umpire's refusal to seek help from his mates -- proved the turning point in the Nationals' 5-4 loss to the Braves