With the rainstorm of national attention placed on the controversial shutdown of Washington Nationals fireballer Stephen Strasburg, another very intriguing story has been unfolding in Washington DC.
In 11 games this month, Washington has led the MLB in batting average (.310), hits (124), homers (28) and RBI (63). The Nats also lead baseball in OBP (.369), SLG (.578) and OPS (.947).
More impressive, five specific Nats players have given truth to the notion that hitting can be contagious.
These players are the subject of this slideshow.
Note: Statistics courtesy of MLB.com and current through September 11, 2012.