... you have to beat the best. If the Nationals are going to win their first-ever postseason series, they're going to have to take out the defending World Series champs.
Games 1 and 2 of the NLDS will be played in the afternoon, and that will likely be the case for Game 3 on Wednesday at Nationals Park as well.
On Sunday the Nationals will play the first playoff baseball game for a D.C. team in 79 years, here is a look back at the previous series.
The Nationals have some decisions to make before submitting their roster for the NLDS. Here's one educated guess how the final 25 will look.