9.28.13: Nationals 2, Diamondbacks 0
Stat of the Game: Dan Haren was in command in his final start of the season, scattering four hits over seven scoreless frames.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Another former D-Back, Chad Tracy, went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo shot, his first homer since June 17.
It Was Over When: Rafael Soriano got the final three outs to record his 43rd save, second-most in the National League.
9.27.13: Nationals 8, Diamondbacks 4
Stat of the Game: Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos each blasted three-run home runs in the victory.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Stephen Strasburg worked 7.0 solid innings in his final start of the year to earn his ninth victory, lowering his ERA to an even 3.00 for the season.
It Was Over When: Ramos’ blast doubled Washington’s lead, providing the final margin.
9.20.13 – Nationals 8, Marlins 0
Stat of the Game: Jordan Zimmermann pitched a complete-game, two-hit shutout, giving him an NL-best 19 wins.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Anthony Rendon went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI, while making several strong defensive plays at second base.
It Was Over When: The Nationals sent 11 men to the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning, plating seven runs.
9.19.13 – Nationals 3, Marlins 2
Stat of the Game: Bryce Harper launched his 20th home run of the season to provide all three runs of offense.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Three relievers – Drew Storen, Tyler Clippard and Rafael Soriano – combined for 3.0 innings of scoreless relief.
It Was Over When: Soriano fanned Christian Yelich with two runners on to lock up his 42nd save of the year.
9.17.13 Game One – Nationals 6, Braves 5
Stat of the Game: The Nationals became the first team to score three runs against Craig Kimbrel in his 225 career appearances.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Dan Haren twirled six strong innings of one-run ball and left with a 3-1 lead.
It Was Over When: Denard Span‘s grounder up the middle split the wickets on Andrelton Simmons to score the winning run.
9.17.13 Game Two – Nationals 4, Braves 0
Stat of the Game: Tanner Roark dominated once again, tossing seven scoreless frames en rout to his seventh win, lowering his ERA to 1.08.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Ryan Zimmerman blasted his 10th home run in his last 15 games, giving him 25 on the season for the fourth time in his career.
It Was Over When: Washington added three insurance runs in the ninth inning to put the game away.
9.13.13 – Nationals 6, Phillies 1
Stat of the Game: Ryan Zimmerman hit his team-leading 24th home run, his ninth in his last 11 games.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Denard Span extended his hitting streak to 24 games with a sixth-inning single.
It Was Over When: Wilson Ramos‘ bases-loaded, infield single in the fifth inning scored Jayson Werth from third and Bryce Harper all the way from second.
9.12.13 – Nationals 7, Mets 2
Stat of the Game: Ryan Zimmerman homered for the eighth time in his last 10 games, tying Jayson Werth for the team lead with 23 on the season.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Tanner Roark improved to 6-0 on the season, following 6.0 innings of two-run ball.
It Was Over When: Anthony Rendon swatted a solo shot in the ninth, as the Nationals out-homered the Mets, 13-0 on the series.
9.11.13 – Nationals 3, Mets 0
Stat of the Game: Dan Haren limited the Mets to a single hit over six scoreless frames, striking out eight.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Ryan Zimmerman hit his fifth home run in as many games and Denard Span extended his hit streak to 22 games.
It Was Over When: Anthony Rendon added a pair of key insurance runs with a two-out, two-run double in the eighth.
9.10.13 – Nationals 6, Mets 3
Stat of the Game: Jayson Werth hit his team-leading 23rd home run and doubled twice, raising his slash line to .328/.401/.548.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Scott Hairston delivered a pinch-hit home run in the ninth to provide a pair of insurance runs.
It Was Over When: Rafael Soriano locked down the save with a scoreless ninth, becoming the third Nationals closer to record at least 40 saves in a season.
9.9.13 – Nationals 9, Mets 0
Stat of the Game: Gio Gonzalez allowed a single hit over nine scoreless frames to record his second career complete game shutout.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Five different Nationals homered including Ryan Zimmerman, who blasted his fourth in three games.
It Was Over When: Gonzalez woke up Monday morning. He held the Mets hitless into the seventh, striking out eight.