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.
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.