Tracking the Nats’ historic chase of the ’62 Mets

Current Record: 51-60 (.459, 12 GB)

Projected Record: 74-88

Number of Washington Post Sports Columnists Who Think Dimitri Young Said “Whoop-Dee-Doo” About the Prospect of the Nats Being Responsible for Barry Bonds’ 756th Homer: 1

Number Who Contest This, Claiming He Said “Whoop-Dee-Whoo” Instead: 1

Parsing the Win: Nats 6, St. Louis 3. The Nats are hotter than Ray King in a flannel uniform. Robert Fick even took time off from writing letters about crazy things that happened to him while bringing bags of groceries out to ladies’ cars when he was in high school to set the team up for its eighth-inning rally. That’s hot, Robert Fick!

Barry Svrluga Understatement of the Day: “quite a turnaround”