MIAMI -- And so we've reached the fourth and final game of this wraparound series to open the season's second half.
Game in a nutshell: Stephen Strasburg was stuck in a three-game losing streak. Ian Desmond was out of the lineup with a lingering oblique strain. The Nationals were silenced at the plate.
By Doug McKinney
Nationals @ Marlins49-34 1st in NL East 41-44 4th in NL East
At 49-34, the Washington Nationals are on pace for 96 wins and an N.L. East division title.
They have every reason right now to pat themselves on the back, to go watch fireworks explode over the National Mall knowing they've got the best record in the NL by three games and the best r