No, the Nationals did not make it this year. My post of April 5, 2018 said they would not.
The strange thing is Gio Gonzales (who was traded to the Brewers a couple of months ago) is going to start the first game tonight against the Dodgers:))) The Brewers are underdogs to win the National League championship, but I like their chances. Their manager, Craig Counsell, is one of the best. He had a great playing career and won 2 World Series rings (Marlins and Diamondbacks). As a player (and I watched him a lot) he was gritty and tough, a guy who never gave up. But picking Gio to go tonight (he has never won a post-season game!) has me scratching my head:)))
And speaking of strange choices of starting pitchers………The Red Sox have pencilled in David Price to start game 2! He is another guy without a win in October. They ought to line up their starting pitchers this way: Sale, Eovaldi and Porcello. And then, if they really must have Price start a game, have him go in game 4.
This should be great 7-game series for both leagues! Fasten your seat-belts.