GAME IN A NUTSHELL: The Nationals insisted all along they weren't going to place extra emphasis on this series, no matter how big the Mets tried to make it.
Ian Desmond told a story after Monday night's game that caught the attention of many baseball fans in the Mid-Atlantic area, how MLB Hall of Famer and Orioles legend Cal Ripken, Jr.
Ian Desmond entered Monday's game hitless in his previous 17 at-bats, a streak that dated back to July 10, a span of 10 days.
With a full four days off in between games due to the 2015 MLB All-Star break, most of the Nationals roster will get a nice rest before they get back going against the Dodgers on Friday night.
Both the Nats and O's are ready to rest up during the All-Star break.