9.8.13 – Nationals 6, Marlins 4
Stat of the Game: Ian Desmond and Wilson Ramos each collected three of the four legs of the cycle, coming up a home run and a triple shy, respectively.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Ryan Zimmerman homered for the third time in two games, giving him an even 20 for the season.
It Was Over When: Rafael Soriano tossed a 1-2-3 ninth frame for his 39th save of the season.
9.7.13 – Nationals 9, Marlins 2
Stat of the Game: Tanner Roark delivered six scoreless frames in his first start to improve to 5-0 on the season.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Ryan Zimmerman delivered his 12th career multi-home run game and turned in a pair of defensive gems in the field.
It Was Over When: The Nationals bounced Marlins starter Nathan Eovaldi after three frames, scoring five times.
9.4.13 – Nationals 3, Phillies 2
Stat of the Game: The Nationals used a pair of sparkling defensive plays to keep the Phillies from taking the lead in the seventh and tying the game in the eighth to win the series.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Jordan Zimmermann earned his National League-leading 16th win with the victory.
It Was Over When: Jhonatan Solano cut down Chase Utley at the plate with a diving tag to end the bottom of the eighth.
9.3.13 – Nationals 9, Phillies 6
Stat of the Game: Wilson Ramos homered and drove in four RBI to lead the Nationals, who never trailed following his second-inning blast.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Only one of the five runs Gio Gonzalez allowed was earned, as he improved to 5-1 lifetime against the Phillies.
It Was Over When: Corey Brown extended the Washington lead to three runs with a mammoth home run in the seventh.
8.30.13 – Mets 3, Nationals 2
Stat of the Game: Steve Lombardozzi recorded his first career pinch-homer in the eighth inning.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Jordan Zimmermann tossed 7.2 innings to earn a quality start, but took the tough-luck loss.
It Was Over When: The Nationals got back within one, but could not push across the tying run with two on and two out in the eighth.
8.29.13 – Nationals 9, Marlins 0
Stat of the Game: The Nationals swatted three home runs – by Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth and Ian Desmond – en route to the rout.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Gio Gonzalez allowed just three hits over seven scoreless frames, striking out eight.
It Was Over When: Werth’s team-leading 21st blast, a three-run shot, landed about 20 rows deep in left field.
8.28.13 – Nationals 4, Marlins 3
Stat of the Game: Jayson Werth tied the game with a solo shot in the sixth, becoming the first National to 20 home runs this season.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Ian Desmond came through with the go-ahead RBI in the seventh, following an intentional walk with two outs.
It Was Over When: For the second night in a row, Drew Storen, Tyler Clippard and Rafael Soriano put up zeroes in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings, respectively, to preserve the one-run win.
8.27.13 – Nationals 2, Marlins 1
Stat of the Game: Ian Desmond had three hits, including an RBI-single with two out in the first that proved to be the difference.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Four Washington relievers – Tanner Roark, Drew Storen, Tyler Clippard and Rafael Soriano – combined to throw four innings of one-hit, scoreless relief.
It Was Over When: Soriano locked up his 34th save, inducing a game-ending groundout from Adainy Hechavarria.
8.24.13 – Nationals 7, Royals 2
Stat of the Game: Jordan Zimmermann earned his National League-leading 15th win of the season, matching the total accrued by Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Tyler Moore had yet another multi-hit game, his fifth straight since being recalled from Triple-A Syracuse.
It Was Over When: Fernando Abad struck out David Lough with the bases loaded to end the bottom of the 8th inning.
8.23.13 – Nationals 11, Royals 10
Stat of the Game: The Nationals rallied from a 6-0 deficit, their largest comeback win of the season.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Tyler Moore continued his hot hitting, collecting three of the Nationals 13 hits. He has multi-hit games in each of his four games since being recalled from Triple-A Syracuse.
It Was Over When: Moore caught a short fly ball to left field for the final out, giving the Nationals their fourth consecutive win.