Stephen Strasburg notched the first complete game and the first shutout of his career on Sunday afternoon in a 6-0 win over Philadelphia, helping to complete the Nationals' sweep of the Phillies.
Are the Nationals officially out of the pennant race in 2013? No.
You could point to Stephen Strasburg's inability to hold a runner on first base, a recurring problem that led to an early run.
Despite scoring a run in the first inning to give Stephen Strasburg a cushion, the bats went silent thereafter in a 3-2 loss to Atlanta.