With a chance to put another nail in the Braves' coffin, the Nationals broke out the hammer right away tonight.
Seven of the Nationals' 19 remaining games are against the New York Mets, a team that just happens to have shut down its best player for the rest of the season.
Ryan Zimmerman took batting practice on the field Tuesday for the first time since injuring his hamstring. But the Nats slugger knows there's still a bigger hurdle to cross.
Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals try to expand their lead over the Braves to a season-high 9 games tonight. Get live updates on Nats Insider!
With 19 games left in the season, the Braves are running out of time to make a playoff push. That and more on this week's Around the NL East.