I'm sick right now so this'll be brief but this is real improvement. This is something to be excited about. In September you are playing other teams full of youngsters or teams vying for playoff spots. To come out with a winning record means your young'uns are pretty good. And the Nats ones are.
It'll be an interesting offseason. We've talked about how the Nats need one more arm in the rotation, but do they really? If they just keep everyone they have now wouldn't that work? There's nothing wrong with getting another solid arm, but I think it would.
Then again the offense (12th in runs scored) is an issue. They have no reliable superstar bats. Zimm should be good - but he's starting to get injured more than you'd like. Morse should be good - but it is a season that has "career year" written all over it. Ramos and Espinosa could be better, could. Werth should be better, should. There's a lot of question marks here and to bring in one more reliable bat (presumably in center) would help alot. To do that they may need to deal one of the young arms they have now. Then the team would have to go out and get another arm. So it's not needing another arm, because they don't have the arms here now. It's needing another arm because they won't have the arms there later.
Get excited for next season and in the meantime... Go Yankees
Over / Under challenge Update :
Mike Morse : .300 average - OVER (.303)
Danny Espinosa : 20 homers - OVER (21)
Pudge Rodrgiuez : 1 hit. - OVER (2)
Ian Desmond : 4.0 K / BB ratio
- UNDER (3.97)
Jayson Werth : 100 OPS+
- UNDER (97)
Nats Offense : .700 OPS. -
Strasburg : 18 innings pitched.
- OVER (24)
John Lannan : 9 wins. (over or match bet) - OVER(10)
Milone + Peacock + Detwiler : 5 wins - OVER (7)
Tyler Clippard - 2.00 ERA
- UNDER (1.83)
Drew Storen - 39 saves. - OVER (42)
Fancy chart is at work so it'll have to wait till tomorrow to fins out who won.