Well, since we last spoke, the Nationals have had a pretty difficult week. Last Friday they were just three and a half games behind the Atlanta Braves for the National League wildcard spot. But after being swept by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim over the past few days, they fell all the way back to six and a half behind their division rival.
We were pretty excited about the Nats potentially playing some meaningful games down the stretch, but now that is a little bit harder to envision. Those hopes haven't evaporated completely, but the Nats are going to have to play a little bit more up to their potential to make it a reality. But now they are getting back into the comfort zone of the National League. We'll see if that helps them find their game a little bit more.
We'll be following the standings in this stream, but for more on the Nationals, head over to Federal Baseball.