There was no baseball in NatsTown on Monday, but there was plenty of news.
Here's the latest from the nation's capital.
Nationals win Bullpen of the Week honors
After the bullpen only gave up one run in their sixteen inning stint, the Nationals were given the honors. Jonathan Papelbon and Yusmeiro Petit have led the way, but the entire bullpen contributed, recording eighty outs and twenty five strikeouts, while only giving up four runs. (Thanks to LegoEgo for pointing this out in the comments).
Nobody was sure what to think of the Nationals' bullpen. Now, it's among the best.
This offseason, the Nationals retooled almost all of their bullpen. At the beginning of the season, nobody really knew what they were getting into. Now, it's smooth sailing in the pen.
The craziest things from Sunday's game
Sunday's game was a wild ride - here are the eight moments that The Nats Blog deemed the craziest.
Everything is suddenly going the way of the Nationals
With much thanks to Dusty Baker, the Nationals are winning, and winning a lot - for once, it's all working,
Bryce Harper takes selfie in front of unsuspecting Bryce Harper shirsey wearer
Turn around! Turn around! The Nationals' slugger enjoyed his day off by going to the Museum of Natural History, and he just so happened to run into a young fan wearing a Bryce Harper shirsey.
Max Schrock impresses to begin the season
A fifteenth round pick, Schrock has enjoyed a good start to the season at Class-A Hagerstown, hitting .338 with ten RBI and nine stolen bases.
Tonight's Game: Phillies vs Nationals - 7:05 PM (MASN, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Vince Velasquez (2-1, 0.93 ERA) vs Max Scherzer (2-1, 4.32 ERA)