The Nationals suffered their most-lopsided loss of the season Friday night, but thanks to the Braves' loss, they can still clinch the NL East title on Saturday.
The Nats somehow managed to get blown out yet still see their magic number drop to 2. Which means they can clinch the NL East title tomorrow.
After a brutal two-week stretch, Tyler Clippard looked sharp Thursday night. The Nationals reliever believes that was enough to get him back on track for the postseason.
Edwin Jackson faces his former St. Louis teammates tonight, trying to reduce the Nationals' magic number from 3. Join the conversation on Nats Insider at 8:15 p.m.!