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Here is a look around Major League Baseball with analysis of each team from Nationals Insider Mark Zuckerman, Chase Hughes and myself, Steve Roney.
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.