"You get it out the way early," Span said after the Nationals blanked the Mets, 3-0. "I try to do it the earliest I can, so I can get more into the game and not think about a hitting streak."
During the hitting streak, Span is 36-for-92 [.391] with two home runs and seven RBIs. The Nationals are 16-6 during that span.
"Once I got going and Jayson Werth got going, the whole team is starting to play better," Span said. "I take pride in being a leadoff hitter and getting things going, I'm just happy that I've been able start the game off the right way for the last month or so."
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashinNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.