Comparative dates on which the Nationals won their 44th match, each season:
2005 - 25th June (74th match of season)
2011 - 5th July (87th match)
2006 - 25th July (100th match)
2007 - 27th July (102nd match)
2010 - 29th July (102nd match)
2008 - 7th August (115th match)
2009 - 23rd August (124th match)
Almost 2 months ahead of 2009 and 1 month ahead of last year.
Strasburg and Harper (and Rendon) had better be worth all that miserable losing.