And so, August has come to an end, and what a month it was for the Nationals. It began with this team 10 games over .500, clinging to a 1 1/2-game lead over the Braves in the NL East.
GAME IN A NUTSHELL: One night after the Nationals made Felix Hernandez look human, their own marquee starter lived up to the billing.
The Nationals and Dodgers will be in the presence of a renaissance man on Monday night. A champion boxer, a pop singer, a congressman in his native Phillipines.