Doug Fister threw 35 pitches off a bullpen mound Friday, a key step in the right-hander's return to the Nationals rotation.
Young Tanner Roark starts the opener of the Nationals' big weekend series in Atlanta. Get live updates from Turner Field on Nats Insider!
Though the Phillies are in last place after nine games, first baseman Ryan Howard doesn't see it the same way as everyone else. He actually thinks the Phillies are playing quite well.
The Nationals are 7-2 after nine games for the third straight season, and play the Braves in Games 10-12 for the second consecutive year. What will happen this time?