On Monday, after less than two years at the helm, former Nats third base coach Bo Porter was fired by the Astros.
Aaron Barrett, Blake Treinen and Tyler Moore are among six players promoted by the Nationals in their first round of September call-ups.
This week's Nats vs. Dodgers series is a matchup of the two best teams in the NL based on record and could be a postseason preview.
The Nationals just completed a 19-10 month, but that only begins to tell the story of their dominance in August.
Despite three home runs, the crop of solo shots wasn't enough for the Nationals to get a victory on Sunday against the Mariners in Seattle. Read more here.