GAME IN A NUTSHELL: Playing their 17th consecutive game and wrapping up an 11-game road trip, the Nationals rested several key regulars, including Ryan Zimmerman, Ian Desmon
GAME IN A NUTSHELL: The Nationals arrived in Atlanta knowing they were on the verge of the NL East title.
Five days after getting temporarily removed from his job as closer, and two days after throwing a bullpen to tweak his mechanics, Rafael Soriano appeared in the Nats' 6-2 loss to the Braves on Sun
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.
We take a look at the Nationals' past week, at a glance: