If the Nats finish the year 6-6 the Braves would have to go 11-0 over their last 11 games just to TIE us for the division lead. It is almost impossible for the Braves to pass the Nats for the division at this point.
They just need a solid performace the rest of the weekend to be sitting pretty.
As for last night, I'm nervous as hell by nature, but I feel like I saw solid postseason baseball with the exception of one guy. Yeah, they're 2-2 so far on the home stand but Clippard might have caused both losses. The good news is getting this out of the way now and establishing Storen as the closer in time for the playoffs might end up being a blessing. I think if we see defense and pitching like we saw for 8 innings last night this team will be fine.