Ramos has hit eight home runs over the past 30 games, the most for any catcher in baseball during that span.
Monday night, Ian Desmond leaned on advice from Frank Robinson to catch the Braves off guard.
The Nationals lack an obvious MVP candidate, but they have thrived instead on collective relentlessness.
Ian Desmond was hit by Bartolo Colon after Adam LaRoche's homer, as was Jayson Werth after Anthony Rendon's.
Nationals and Braves hitters deal with shadows between the mound and the plate, a sign of fall that could affect the playoffs.
The first baseman has the ability to carry an offense when he gets hot and he is in the midst of one of those streaks.
The Nationals first baseman had only five hits last week, four of them home runs.
Along with everything else he does well, Rendon has been one of the most efficient base-stealers in the majors.
No player has meant more the Nationals, or played better, than Anthony Rendon.
The Nationals have never faced Felix Hernandez, but they'll get their first look tonight in Seattle.