Davey Johnson suggests the Nationals will need a replacement for Stephen Strasburg for only two or three starts in late-September.
A victory in tonight's series finale would give the Nats a commanding 8-game lead over the Braves. Join the conversation on Nats Insider at 7:05 p.m.!
A lot of people questioned whether Tyler Clippard could make the transition to closer. Three months later, the answer is a resounding yes.
Stephen Strasburg waited out a 51-minute rain delay, then mowed down the Braves to lead the Nationals to a 4-1 victory and a 7-game lead in the NL East.
The Nationals' ace continued his torrid tear through August and helped lead Washington to a now seven-game lead over the Braves in the N.L. East.