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.
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.