No, they haven't clinched anything yet, but the Nationals like all MLB teams have to consider their playoff roster before an August 31 deadline.
Bryce Harper is slumping while several other Nationals rookies are thriving at the plate. Would Davey Johnson consider sitting the 19-year-old phenom more often?
Though they failed to pull off a three-game sweep of the Braves, the Nationals nonetheless were satisfied with a series victory over their lone challenger in the NL East.
With a chance to pull off a rousing series sweep and extend their lead over the Braves to a commanding eight games, the Nationals were silenced by the unheralded Kris Medlen.
Davey Johnson suggests the Nationals will need a replacement for Stephen Strasburg for only two or three starts in late-September.