The good news for the Nationals on this late-August Monday morning: They're playing unquestionably their best baseball of the season right now.
The bad news for the Nationals (and their fans): It's still not going to be enough to make up for the first four-plus months of this underachieving season.
They simply dug themselves too big a hole. Plus, the five NL clubs who have been in position to make the postseason for quite some time now have shown no signs of collapse, the other requirement for a last-ditch pennant race in D.C.
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