With the Nationals and Braves locked in a race for the NL East division crown, it's easy to overlook the individual performances that helped earn Washington a first place standing here in the seco
GAME IN A NUTSHELL: They were all set to play at Turner Field on Friday night. Pitchers warmed up. Players stretched. They sang the national anthem.
We take a look at the Nationals' past week, at a glance:
Cole Hamels wasn't giving up much of anything on Sunday when Denard Span found space between Chase Utley and Ryan Howard for an RBI single in the bottom of the third inning.
By the fourth inning, the Nationals led by 11 runs, turning the Phillies pitching staff into mincemeat and allowing everyone to breathe a sigh of relief and just play out the string under no press