Jake Arrieta


2014 record: 73-89, 5th place in NL Central

Manager: Joe Maddon, 1st season

Estimated 2015 payroll: $110 million


BALTIMORE -- As consistent and as dominant as their pitching staff has been since Opening Day, the Nationals have known all along there will be days when they simply need to score a few more runs a


They'd been in this situation plenty of times already this season, locked into a tense, low-scoring affair that would be decided by one big hit.