Everybody says the Nationals have the fewest question marks of any team in the postseason. But that doesn't mean they don't face some questions. We take a look at five key ones.
With four days off before they open their series, the Nationals will have to create ways to keep their rhythm.
Games 1 and 2 of the NLDS will be afternoon affairs at Nationals Park, which means the Sun Monster could rear its ugly head.

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Who has been the best addition in 2014 for the Nationals?

Injury Report

8/10S. Souza 15-day DL
8/9J. Werthshoulder (day-to-day)
8/5T. JordanRight elbow soreness (on 60-day DL)
8/2N. McLouthRight shoulder surgery - out for season (on 60-day DL)
7/28J. WerthLeft game - Left leg injury (day-to-day)
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Nationals - Team News
Tanner Roark - S
Bill Ladson of reports that "all indications" are that Tanner Roark will be... It's a testament to how talented the Nationals' rotation is, as Roark isn't able to crack the starting staff despite putting up a 2.85 ERA and 1.09 WHIP while winning 15...
Sep 29 7:53PM Read More
Denard Span - OF
Denard Span doubled in one of his two at-bats against the Marlins Sunday, finishing the season... Nationals manager Matt Williams removed most of his starters after two at-bats, but Span doubled off Henderson Alvarez before exiting to ensure he'd end the season with an...
Sep 28 4:41PM Read More
Bryce Harper - OF
Bryce Harper had two hits in his final game of the regular season against the Marlins Sunday. Harper doubled off Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez among his two hits before being removed. The two hits raised his line to .273/.344/.423. Harper ends the year with 13...
Sep 28 4:35PM Read More
Ian Desmond - SS
Ian Desmond hit his 24th home run of the season in Sunday's season finale against the Marlins. Desmond fell a homer shy of his career best mark, but it was still an extremely productive year for the 29-year-old. Desmond batted .255/.313/.430 with 73 runs scored and a...
Sep 28 4:31PM Read More
Jordan Zimmermann - S
Jordan Zimmermann threw the Nationals' first no-hitter in their history Sunday, blanking the... With home-field advantage locked up and nothing riding on the final game, Zimmermann could have easily mailed in his final start of the year. Instead, he struck out 10...
Sep 28 4:10PM Read More
Stephen Strasburg - S
Stephen Strasburg delivered six shutout innings in Saturday's 5-1 defeat of the Marlins. It was an impressive cap to an outstanding summer for Strasburg, who will start for the Nationals in Game 1 of the NLDS next week. He held Miami to two hits and a walk...
Sep 27 7:11PM Read More
Jayson Werth - OF
Jayson Werth finished 3-for-4 with a double, triple, and an RBI in Friday's loss to the... Werth stepped to the plate in the sixth inning a home run shy of the cycle, but was hit with a pitch from Carter Capps. In his second attempt at the cycle, Werth struck out...
Sep 26 10:59PM Read More
Taylor Hill - R
Taylor Hill was shelled in a spot start for the Nationals on Friday, allowing seven runs in 4... Hill started the second game of Friday's double-header. The Marlins racked up 10 hits while the right-hander issued two walks, hit a batter, and struck out four. Hill has...
Sep 26 10:54PM Read More
Doug Fister - S
Doug Fister's last regular season start in 2014 was a dandy, as he struck out nine while... Fister didn't walk anyone and allowed just three hits (two singles) in the gem. He even contributed a walk, a triple and a run scored at the plate. The right-hander got a...
Sep 26 4:16PM Read More
Anthony Rendon - 3B
Anthony Rendon smacked a solo homer in Friday's win over the Marlins. His longball in the bottom of the first inning got the scoring going and wound up being all the Nationals needed. Rendon's homer was his 21st of the season, and he now...
Sep 26 4:01PM Read More
Taylor Hill - R
Nationals recalled RHP Taylor Hill from Triple-A Syracuse. Hill will start the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Marlins. The right-hander was up briefly in a relief role earlier this season but has spent nearly all...
Sep 26 1:44PM Read More
Drew Storen - R
Drew Storen earned his 11th save with another 1-2-3 ninth inning, wrapping up Thursday's 3-0... Three up, three down has been the theme for Storen since he claimed the closer's role from Rafael Soriano on September seventh -- he's accomplished the feat in six of his 10...
Sep 25 11:42PM Read More
Anthony Rendon - 3B
Anthony Rendon was productive in Thursday's win against the Mets, going 2-for-3 with an RBI and... Rendon knocked in the run in the bottom of the fourth when he was hit by a Zack Wheeler pitch with the bases loaded. The stolen base was his 17th in 20 attempts this season....
Sep 25 11:36PM Read More
Gio Gonzalez - S
Gio Gonzalez was dominant, holding the Mets to one hit over seven shutout innings en route to a... Gonzalez eclipsed his previous season-high of nine strikeouts with 12 in one of his most dominating starts of the year. The Mets simply had no answers for the lefty, who...
Sep 25 11:30PM Read More
Denard Span - OF
Nationals manager Matt Williams said Thursday that Denard Span (knee) will be back in the... It's not clear whether he'll play one or both games of the doubleheader. Span left Tuesday's game after scraping up his right knee on a diving catch and didn't play in...
Sep 25 10:41PM Read More
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Sun, Sep 28
Final123 456 789 RHE
  W: J. Zimmermann (14-5)   L: H. Alvarez (12-7)
  Was HR: I. Desmond (24)
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Team Stats

Washington Nationals Stats
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Denard Span14761094184398537.302
Jayson Werth147534851563711682.292
Anthony Rendon1536131111763962183.287
Adam LaRoche140494731281902692.259
Ian Desmond154593731512632491.255
Asdrubal Cabrera146553741333141461.241

Ryan Mattheus00-7008.241.04
Drew Storen21.6676501156.1461.12
Matt Thornton13.250640036.0281.75
Tyler Clippard74.636750170.1822.18
Doug Fister166.72725250164.0982.41
Blake Treinen23.400157050.2302.49
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