The third month of the year saw the Nats turn a corner as their overall record finally got over .500. They ended June with a 42-38 record, which put them third in the NL East, five games back of the New York Mets. By the end of the month they were tied with the San Francisco Giants and Braves for NL Wild Card.
Harper was the club’s best hitter once again as he tallied 19 homers, 53 RBI and his average were .297 at the three-month mark.
Scherzer remained dominant in the rotation, pushing his record to 11-1 with 124 punch outs, 2.66 ERA, and a 1.18 WHIP.
Glover racked up six saves in June, but his ERA rose to 3.55 along with ten K’s and two blown saves.
The Washington Nationals won nine of their last 12 games to close June on a high note. They won two of three series against teams in their own division. They had an important four-game set facing the Mets in the middle of the month, and the team won three of those games.
To get to that success, the team had three separate winning streaks in which they won at least three games, including a string of four consecutive victories. The club was starting to build momentum, and it carried over into the next month.