That the Nationals just swept the Mets in New York isn't a major surprise. This is a team, in case you didn't realize, that has now won 11 consecutive games at Citi Field. A loss in Flushing, that would have constituted a surprise.
But the manner in which the Nationals won the last three nights, culminating with their most recent 4-1 victory, was notable. In last night's case because of the major contributions from the two biggest names on the roster: Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper.
Strasburg was downright dominant on the mound, allowing one unearned run on three hits over seven innings. This was the Strasburg we had been waiting to see, a sight for sore eyes following his disastrous start in Atlanta one week ago.