Comparative dates on which the Nationals notched their 39th win, each season:
2005 - 15th June (66th match of season)2012 - 20th June (66th match)
2011 - 24th June (76th match)
2010 - 9th July (87th match)
2006 - 16th July (93rd match)
2007 - 18th July (94th match)
2008 - 1st August (109th match - this win, at home over the Reds, snapped a 9-match losing streak)
2009 - 8th August (111th match)
...so despite the four-match losing streak the current Nats haven't lost all that much ground to the '05 Overachievers...whose torrid pace at this time (20-6 in the month of June, 23-5 from 2nd June through 3rd July) has about two weeks left to run.
THIS DAY WITH THE '05 OVERACHIEVERS: Monday 20th June 2005, the Nats opened a series at Pittsburgh with a 7-4 win, with Livan going to 10-2...record now 41-29...http://espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=250620123
Wish we could have lit up that kid pitcher some more last night....