GAME IN A NUTSHELL: It's not often the Nationals find themselves with an opportunity to sweep the Braves. They hadn't actually pulled that feat off since 2012, not at home since 2008.
With their series against the Braves in hand, and an 11-game road trip up ahead, the Nationals are resting both Anthony Rendon and Ian Desmond on Wednesday with minor ailments.
There was a time, not all that long ago, when the Nationals could do no right when placed on the same baseball diamond as the Braves. They gave up runs in bunches.
GAME IN A NUTSHELL: With a chance to put another nail in the Braves' coffin, the Nationals broke out the hammer right away tonight.