With only 20 games left in the regular season for the Washington Nationals, the team is solidly in first place, 7 games above the Atlanta Braves. All the games that the Nationals have left are against NL East teams, including six against the Braves. So a LOT can still happen, despite the Nationals’ “magic number” to clinch their division being only 14. Still, unless the team completely falls apart, you can expect the Nats to clinch the NL East and move on to post-season baseball.
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If you follow the Washington Nationals like I do, you probably check the box scores in the newspaper or online, you're aware of the terrible start that relief pitcher Tyler Clippard has had, and you surely know about Ryan Zimmerman breaking his thumb and Wilson Ramos hurting his wrist. So I'm not going to give you a summary of who has played well and who hasn't, who is on the Disabled List and who isn't, or how many different batting lineups Nationals' manager Matt Williams has used this season. ... read more
What a difference a few weeks make! The Washington Nationals went 14-5 during a 19-game stretch against the Marlins, Mets, and Phillies. It was a crucial run of wins, and combined with a few slip-ups from the Reds recently, it's gotten the Nats only 5 games back of the National League wild card race (I'll be wearing my black and gold this weekend while I root for the Pirates to sweep the Reds!).
Now that the season series with the Mets and Phillies are wrapped up, the Nats' schedule gets ... read more