The Nats look (to me) poised to get into October in pretty good shape. But I would not bet the farm on them getting to the World Series:)
Manager Matt did a great job of managing last night (Sept. 1). The best move of all was bringing Thornton in to rescue Storen. He has been showing a tendency to switch pitchers quicker recently; GOOD!
The guys are looking (as a team) ready for the necessary Sept/Oct. “push.” Span, Gio, Strass, Werth, Harper, Rendon, Cabrera, Lobaton and Ramos have been stepping up their production recently. The good teams do that.
The team brought up 6 players for the “Sept. Call-up.” The best of those moves was getting Barrett and Cedeno for the bullpen. They had been trying to rest Barrett in Syracuse and they accomplished that. Hopefully he is ready for what is ahead; he could very well be the additional “stopper” the Nats need. Cedeno is another lefty weapon in their pen. No team has enough of those. I used to be one myself:)
Us fans need to hang onto being positive, no matter how hard that is!