If you would have told me in spring training that ... * the Nationals would be 46-46 at the All-Star break, I would have taken that in an I-395 minute. * the pitching staff would have the sixth-best ERA in the National League, I would have been ecstatic. * the defense would be seventh-best in the NL, I would have bought stock in Rawlings. *
Last year, the Nationals went 5-13 in interleague play. This year, they improved to 8-7, and it could have been much better had they been able to avert the three-game sweep at the wings of the Angels. This year’s version featured a split of six games with the Orioles, a sweep of the Mariners at home and series win over the White Sox in Chicago.