Despite dealing with an extended slump and a heavy heart, Ian Desmond was the hero for the Nats on Wednesday night.
Bryce Harper suffered what appears to be a minor right leg injury, but he will be evaluated further on Thursday.
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.