Anyone who has been following baseball has heard of the Washington Nationals falls and their rise as of late.
Bryce Harper, their young talented outfielder, has been in the headlines since day one in the big leagues and this year has been no exception. Some of the news has been good and some of it has been bad but thankfully the Nationals have maintained a pretty steady pace.
They may not have been as dominant as people would have expected at the beginning of this season but no one can deny that they have still taken charge of their destiny. The team had won ten games in a row with a number of walkoffs before yesterday and isn’t afraid of anyone right now.
Albeit, Stephen Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez have been good enough to get wins and still have the potential to do better but Doug Fister has been money and really solidified the trio.
Adam LaRoche has been a gem for the squad especially as of late; and Harper has gotten out of his slump and really been a solid player in the batting order.
Many penciled in the “Nats” to go to the World Series and if this team can get healthy (AKA Jayson Werth comes back) and if their bullpen starts to play better, namely their Closer Raphael Soriano, than this team may meet expectations.
Another thing to take into account is that this team doesn’t have a “cakewalk” of a division, Atlanta and Miami are just two of the other teams pushing for the playoffs along with Washington in the NL East.
It will be interesting to see how this team handles October baseball but if the team’s recent five walkoff wins are any indication then the Nationals look like they are ready for anything the playoffs throw at them.
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