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.
7.24.13 – Pirates 4, Nationals 2
Stat of the Game: Stephen Strasburg became the first National League pitcher in the modern era (since 1900) with eight or more innings pitched and 12 or more strikeouts while allowing two or fewer hits and no walks in a loss.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Jayson Werth homered for the fourth time in five games. Eight of Washington’s 13 runs since the All-Star break have come on Werth homers.
It Was Over When: Neil Walker whiffed on a tag of Wilson Ramos, but was given credit for the out, starting a game-ending, 4-3 double play.
7.23.13 – Pirates 5, Nationals 1
Stat of the Game: Tyler Clippard continued his dominant stretch with two strikeouts in a 1-2-3 ninth inning, and has allowed just one hit over his last 12 appearances (12.0 IP), striking out 15.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Rookie Taylor Jordan delivered another solid start, tossing a career-long 7.2 innings.
It Was Over When: The Pirates added a pair of runs in the eighth inning to stretch the margin to four runs.
7.21.13 – Dodgers 9, Nationals 2
Stat of the Game: Jayson Werth homered twice to provide the entirety of the offense, and is now batting .322/.400/.538 with eight home runs in 40 games since returning from the disabled list on June 4.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Ross Ohlendorf delivered six innings of relief out of the bullpen, allowing just two runs.
It Was Over When: The Dodgers sent 11 men to the plate and scored seven times in the second inning.
7.19.13 – Dodgers 3, Nationals 2
Stat of the Game: Ian Desmond, Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman each collected multi-hit performances in the first game after the All-Star break.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Stephen Strasburg allowed just two runs over seven frames for his 12th quality start of the season.
It Was Over When: Andre Ethier broke a 2-2 tie with a ninth-inning home run for the last score of the game.
7.13.13 – Marlins 2, Nationals 1 (10 innings)
Stat of the Game: Dan Haren turned in one of his sharpest performances of the seasons, shutting out the Marlins on three hits and a walk over six innings, striking out seven.
Under-the-Radar Performance: Tyler Clippard turned in his eighth straight scoreless outing, over which he’s allowed a single hit and three walks with eight strikeouts.
It Was Over When: Ed Lucas beat out the back end of a potential inning-ending double play ball with the bases loaded to give the Marlins a 2-1 victory.