Rookie right-hander Joe Ross had made spot starts for the Nationals before, but this was no ordinary outing.
Matt Harvey has dominated his fair share of lineups throughout his brief MLB career and the Nationals are no stranger to what he's capable of.
Ian Desmond entered Monday's game hitless in his previous 17 at-bats, a streak that dated back to July 10, a span of 10 days.
FINAL: Nationals 7, Mets 2
[Updated 5:51 p.m.]