Denard Span had three hits in the Nats' 9-8 loss to the Phillies on Friday night, including the 1000th of his career, a leadoff single in the first inning.
It was a crossroads many spotted from a distance.
It's been said that those who can't do, teach. So for sports fans would it be, those who can't do, watch? And those who forget to watch, stalk incessantly on social media?
We take a look at the Nationals' past week, at a glance: