The Nationals will have another slugger to worry about this weekend after the Mets acquired Yoenis Cespedes from Detroit just before the trade deadline.
The Nationals roll into New York this weekend fresh off a series win and with a three-game lead in first place in the NL East.
Here is a look at Major League Baseball with analysis from Nationals Insider Mark Zuckerman and Nationals writer Chase Hughes.
Max Scherzer for 7 innings. Drew Storen for the eighth. Jonathan Papelbon for the ninth. The Nationals couldn't have drawn it up any better Thursday, and now they hope that formula will continue to work wonders down the stretch and beyond.