I’m still savoring the just-completed series with the Cubbies! I would not be surprised if both teams meet in October; the Cubs have improved A LOT and they are a fun team to watch, with so many young studs:) Kris Bryant grew up playing with Bryce Harper as a kid in Las Vegas and it was fun watching the 2 of them hugging in the outfield before one game and bantering back and forth during the games. Each game was a nail-biter and I think only 11 runs (total for BOTH teams) were scored in the entire series!
We got to see what a gem Mike Rizzo found in Casey Jansen. He pitches like a combination of Scherzer and Fister (in-your-face aggression, only high 80s speed and good control). And the spectacular way he fielded Dexter Fowler’s surprise bunt and threw him out at 1B was jaw-dropping. He may make us do the unthinkable and forget Tyler Clippard!
The Nats bullpen (I’ve said this before) is jelling and Mgr Matt Williams (and “Cat” too) deserves a lot of the credit for learning how to use every one of the guys from Treinen to Storen.