When Ross Detwiler got Devin Mesoraco to popup to the third baseman in the top of the 15th inning late Monday night, the left-hander extended a streak of dominance by the Nationals bullpen to new,
They've lost more than half their starting lineup to injuries at various points over the last two months. Their star-studded rotation has been decidedly average to date.
Some Nationals players are now rooting for the Wizards in their playoff run. Some, however, are pulling for the Pacers.
Tyler Clippard has been among baseball's most-effective relievers for more than four years now, and he has shown an ability to bounce back from several rough stretches along the way.