Five straight for the Nats

The Washington Nationals have just woken up in time for September.  At the beginning of the season, I thought the Nats might be the the big story of 2008.  I’d be pretty smart if I’d had inserted Tampa Bay in for Washington. 

Washington did win their first three games of they year but it didn’t take long for them to sink to the depths of the NL East. 

Injuries to Ryan Zimmerman, Dmitri Young, Chad Cordero, Wily Mo Pena… well, I could on for a while,  add that to a no-name starting rotation and that isn’t a recipe for a winning team. 

And now, late in August, they start putting it together… for now.  Even with their five game winning streak (and Atlanta dropping two), the Nats are still languishing 24 games back and even eight games behind fourth place Atlanta. 

There’s always next year. 

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