From securing their 82nd win to losing a couple players to nagging injuries to announcing Stephen Strasburg's shutdown date, it was a busy few days at Nationals Park.
Olympic champion Katie Ledecky throws out first pitch at Nationals Park.
The Nationals guaranteed the first winning season by a D.C. ballclub in 43 years, but they've still got much loftier goals in mind.
Michael Morse was surprisingly taken out of today's game with what the club called a thumb injury, though the left fielder insisted he was fine.
Ross Detwiler and Jeff Samardzija traded blows, with Samardzija making only one mistake: Adam LaRoche's second-inning homer.