Somehow the Nats turned a 4 game Mets sweep into a must win game against the Marlins on Sunday but hey, they wouldn't be the Nats if they didn't, right? The Nats offense has been pretty miserable but a combination of good pitching and bad opponents has kept them out of last. Could they still fall past the Marlins? Sure. But with a 5 game lead in the loss column it would take something crazy. For example if the Nats go a mediocre 3-7 in their last 10, the Marlins would have to go 7-2 to pass the Nats. Seriously, not this year.
Over / Under challenge Update:
Mike Morse : .300 average - OVER (.302)
Danny Espinosa : 20 homers - UNDER (19)
Pudge Rodrgiuez : 1 hit. - UNDER (still no at bats)
Ian Desmond : 4.0 K / BB ratio - UNDER (3.94)
Jayson Werth : 100 OPS+ - UNDER (97)
Nats Offense : .700 OPS. - UNDER (.691)
Strasburg : 18 innings pitched. - UNDER (14) but set up to pass
John Lannan : 9 wins. (over or match bet) - MATCH (still at 9)
Milone + Peacock + Detwiler : 5 wins - UNDER (4)
Tyler Clippard - 2.00 ERA - UNDER (1.84)
Drew Storen - 39 saves. - UNDER (38)
A good half of these are counting stats so don't be discouraged by the domination of the UNDERs.