Super quick today but here's the deal for me (we each have our own guidelines) for me if the Braves can't pick up a game in the next two days, I'm calling it. Which means, conversely, if the Nats gain a game tonight, I'm calling it. That's where I am right now.
Also tonight is Kershaw. What do the Nats do? Do they
1) Start Bryce, start LaRoche - playoff baseball preview?
2) Start Bryce, sit LaRoche - arguably makes the most sense given splits
3) Sit Bryce, start LaRoche - what they've been doing most of the year. At the same time, it's the dumbest choice
4) Sit Bryce, sit LaRoche - hey, at least they are consistent and Kershaw is a hell of a pitcher.
1 -> 4 -> 2 -> 3 in terms of most sense to least but like above, you may feel differently.
Nats are hitting their stride at just the right time... except for the relief pitching but hey, there's still a month!