The Nats' lineup was sparked by Ryan Zimmerman's return and has been red hot ever since. That and more on this week's edition of Nationals Stock Watch.
With this year's first-round pick, the Nationals drafted right-hander Erick Fedde, a former teammate of Bryce Harper who just had Tommy John surgery two days ago.
Just as they get set for a tough West Coast road trip, the Nationals are playing their best baseball of 2014.
Adam LaRoche's two-run homer proved to be the difference, aiding Doug Fister in his strong start and pushing Washington to a 4-2 win over Philadelphia to complete a series sweep.
Bryce Harper gave an update on his progress Thursday, saying he does not have a timetable to return quite yet.