First, a brief mea culpa: I haven’t posted anything for two weeks because I had a tournament to play in (yes, Baseball!)—— in “baseball heaven”—-Cooperstown, NY. Nine games in five days; we came in second, same as last year.
And the Nats are still winning and having a great September. The whole yeam seems to be peaking at just the right time. Rendon would appear to be the 2014 team MVP and is fourth in the entire National League in WAR (wins above replacement). Four Nats have more than 80 RBIs. Drew Storen, the new “closer,” has reeled off 8 straight saves. Span is having a career year and should win a gold glove for his incredible play in center field. Ryan Zimmerman may be back in the lineup tonight. And the starting pitchers,………..now ALL FIVE are pitching like they need to do for the team to get to the World Series (WS).
On the air waves and the internet an increasing number of people are including the Nats in the discussions of who has a good chance of getting to the “Fall Classic.” Here is a link to a good article picking the Nats and Angels to get there. If the link doesn’t work, just google “Nats and Angels by Phil Rogers” dated Sept. 18. Also, Tom Boswell did a Sept. 17 article on how good the Nats prospects are.
Now Matt Williams has the team pushing to gain the home field advantage for the playoffs by finishing the season with the best record in the National League. At this moment they are ahead of the LA Dodgers by 1.5 games for that prize!