The Braves are starting to heat up, while the Phillies are falling hard. Here is how the Nats' rivals fared over the last week.
The Nationals' already overworked bullpen lost another member when Ryan Mattheus broke his hand punching his locker out of frustration.
Bryce Harper went 0 for 4 in his return to the lineup as the Nationals were shut out by the Giants 8-0.
Manager Davey Johnson said Monday that outfielder Jayson Werth may have a longer stint on the DL than originally thought after seeing the results of an MRI on his injured hamstring.