8.7.13 – Braves 6, Nationals 3
Stat of the Game: Jayson Werth broke up Kris Medlen’s early no-hit bid with a two-run shot in the fourth, collecting Washington’s lone multi-hit performance.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Tanner Roark tossed a pair of scoreless frames in his Major League debut.
It Was Over When: Washington loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth, but Wilson Ramos‘ liner found the mitt of Jason Heyward in right field for the final out.
8.6.13 – Braves 2, Nationals 1
Stat of the Game: Bryce Harper hit the longest home run by a Nationals player at home this year (437 feet) for Washington’s lone run.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Gio Gonzalez turned in a quality start but took the hard-luck loss, allowing two earned runs over seven frames.
It Was Over When: The Nationals loaded the bases with two outs in the seventh inning, but could not push across a run.
8.4.13 – Brewers 8, Nationals 5
Stat of the Game: Jayson Werth tallied his third consecutive multi-hit game, finishing the series 7-for-11.
Under-the-Radar Performance: After hitting just one home run in his previous 19 contests, Adam LaRoche blasted his second longball in as many days to pull into a share of the team lead with 16 on the year.
It Was Over When: After taking the lead in the sixth, the Brewers added single runs in the seventh and eighth to pull away.
8.3.13 – Nationals 3, Brewers 0
Stat of the Game: Dan Haren delivered his second straight sparkling start, shutting out the Brewers over seven innings to earn the win.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Adam LaRoche became the fourth Nationals player with 15 or more home runs this season, using Jayson Werth‘s bat to drive an opposite-field blast.
It Was Over When: Tyler Clippard and Rafael Soriano retired all six batters they faced to close the door.
8.2.13 – Nationals 4, Brewers 1
Stat of the Game: Jordan Zimmermann delivered six scoreless frames for his career-high 13th win of the season.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Bryce Harper tied the team lead with his 16th home run and drove in a pair.
It Was Over When: Washington added an insurance run in the top of the ninth to pad the lead and provide the final margin.
7.30.13 – Tigers 5, Nationals 1
Stat of the Game: Bryce Harper led off the game with a triple and scored Washington’s lone run in the first inning.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Detroit’s Anibal Sanchez improved to 9-1 career versus the Nationals.
It Was Over When: Alex Avila broke a 1-1 tie with a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth against Stephen Strasburg.
7.28.13 – Nationals 14, Mets 1
Stat of the Game: The Nationals set season highs in in runs (14) and hits (18) as Wilson Ramos blasted his first career grand slam and Denard Span homered for the second straight game.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Taylor Jordan struck out a career-high seven batters en route to his first Major League win.
It Was Over When: Ramos doubled the Nationals early lead with his third inning slam.
7.27.13 – Nationals 4, Mets 1
Stat of the Game: Dan Haren earned his first win in 12 starts thanks to a dominant performance, in which he allowed just three hits over seven frames.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Bryce Harper homered for the second time in three games, finishing 2-for-4 with two RBI.
It Was Over When: Rafael Soriano struck out Ike Davis to lock down his 26th save in 30 opportunities.
7.26.13 Game 1 – Mets 11, Nationals 0
Stat of the Game: Steve Lombardozzi collected his second straight multi-hit game, finishing 2-for-4.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Ryan Mattheus returned to the roster, making his first appearance since May 19.
It Was Over When: The Mets broke the game open with six runs in the ninth inning.
7.26.13 Game 2 – Nationals 2, Mets 1
Stat of the Game: Ryan Zimmerman blasted his ninth career walk-off home run, the most by anyone in the Major Leagues since his debut in 2005.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Ross Ohlendorf allowed a single run on six hits over seven frames, striking out eight.
It Was Over When: Zimmerman’s shot carried the Nationals to their second walk-off win in as many days.
7.25.13 – Nationals 9, Pirates 7
Stat of the Game: Bryce Harper hit his first career walk-off home run, snapping the Nationals six-game losing streak.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Steve Lombardozzi had three hits, including two doubles, and made a pair of sterling defensive plays to help quash early rallies.
It Was Over When: After the Pirates scored four times in the top of the ninth to tie the game, Harper’s blast cleared the wall to the left of center field.