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  • Washington Nationals' Ryan Zimmerman (11) celebrates with Bryce Harper (34) and pitching coach Steve McCatty, right, after scoring during the fourth inning of a baseball game with the San Francisco Giants, Tuesday, July 3, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Nationals pummel Lincecum in 9-3 rout of Giants

    The cracks of the bats grew progressively louder with each pitch Tim Lincecum left up. With each meatball over the plate, the Nationals batters' eyes widened in disbelief of their good fortunes. His hair soaked in sweat on the 94-degree D.C. evening at Nationals Park, his arms glistening, Lincecum looked gradually more defeated with each ball that was barreled up.

  • Bryce Harper had two of the Washington Nationals' 14 hits in their 11-5 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Barry Gutierrez)

    Nationals' offense stays hot, gives Zimmermann rare run support in 11-5 win

    The bar the Washington Nationals set Tuesday night was high. The offensive outburst seemingly 71 games in the making became their standard bearer for a season in which consistency has been fleeting. But with each excited answer about the breakthrough came a warning: every night couldn't possibly be like this.

  • Washington Nationals' Adam LaRoche tosses his bat after one of his two strikeouts against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore on Friday, June 22, 2012. The first baseman went 0-for-4 as the Nats lost 2-1. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Nationals can't figure out Hammel in 2-1 loss to Orioles

    The sound it made off of Jesus Flores' bat was so clean. It was flush, and loud, and pure. One crack of the bat like that, it seemed, and the Washington Nationals' night of offensive misery at Camden Yards against Jason Hammel was over.

  • Stephen Strasburg has worked 77 innings, compiling an 8-1 record and 2.45 ERA for the NL East-leading Nationals. He'll take the mound Wednesday against Tampa Bay. (Associated Press)

    COMAK: Strasburg reaching his limit is inevitable

    The question came his way after six more innings were in the books. After Stephen Strasburg's 2012 total reached 77 innings and inched closer to his season's general halfway point. After his team asserted its viability as a contender once more and finished off a 6-0 road trip.

  • Washington Nationals' Roger Bernadina hits an RBI-double off a pitch from Boston Red Sox's Alfredo Aceves as Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia looks on in the ninth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Sunday, June 10, 2012. The Nationals beat the Red Sox 4-3. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Harper's hustle helps cap Nationals' sweep of Red Sox

    In a ballpark that had never witnessed a victory by their franchise, be it Montreal or Washington, the Nationals came into Boston and dropped a hammer on one of the American League East's perennial powers.

  • Washington Nationals' Stephen Lombardozzi (1) congratulates Jordan Zimmermann after he hit a solo home run against the Miami Marlins during the third inning of a baseball game at Marlins Park in Miami, Monday, May 28, 2012. The Marlins won 5-3. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

    Zimmermann laments mistakes in Nats' loss to Marlins

    The difference between the Washington Nationals extending their winning streak to four games or dropping their second contest of their current nine-game trip, was two pitches. Two sliders.

  • Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher James McDonald throws against the Washington Nationals during the first inning Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

    Nats befuddled by McDonald in 5-3 loss to Pirates

    It wasn't until the final pitch of the game that the Pittsburgh Pirates finally brought the Washington Nationals to their knees in a literal fashion. Ian Desmond swung through Joel Hanrahan's 0-2 slider after being fed two screaming fastballs, fell to one knee and stared off into the distance down the left field line. Game over, an opportunity lost.

  • Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond leaps over sliding Philadelphia Phillies base runner Juan Pierre at second base as he watches the completion of a double play on Shane Victorio's infield grounder during the fifth inning of a Major League Baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington on Sunday, May 6, 2012. The Phillies defeated the Nationals 9-3. (AP Photo/Richard Lipski)

    Nationals lose Werth to broken wrist, game to Phillies

    When it was over, when the Philadelphia Phillies had announced that they weren't ready just to hand the Washington Nationals the division in May by avoiding a series sweep, the Nationals had much bigger things to worry about.

  • Washington Nationals' Roger Bernadina, second from left, and Jayson Werth, right, high-five behind Rick Ankiel (24) after defeating the San Diego Padres 7-2 on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    Zimmermann earns first win; Nats jump out to best start in franchise history

    Ryan Zimmerman sat and watched from the dugout Wednesday, helpless to his team for the time being with inflammation in his right AC joint. Michael Morse was thousands of miles away, two weeks into a six-week rest period for his torn right lat muscle.

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