Monday's loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks was not only an unfortunate way for the Nats to kick off a homestand, it pushed them to second place in the NL East for the first time since June 19.
Stephen Strasburg completed his second minor league rehab game on Monday night with Triple-A Syracuse, as he continues his road back from a strained left oblique muscle.
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Fresh of a sweep against the New York Mets, the Nationals will hope to get back on track as they return home to face the Diamondbacks.
In mid July, the Washington Nationals ranked among the top teams in baseball according to the bookmakers in Las Vegas.