So, anything interesting happen this weekend?
I have to admit, I was not looking forward to waiting out the end of the Braves-Marlins game Sunday afternoon, along with the Nationals and a few thousand fans, thinking it was either going to result in an anti-climactic division clinch or a bunch of wasted time with the magic number staying stuck on one.
I was wrong, though, because the scene at Nationals Park when Lane Adams hit his walk-off homer in the bottom of the 11th at SunTrust Park was one of the coolest ones I’ve experienced in nearly two decades as a sportswriter. It was different, and maybe an actual clinch on the field in front of 32,000 fans would have been more exciting, but I’ll probably remember this one more now than I would have if it had been done in conventional fashion.
Anyway, before we move on to tonight’s series opener against Atlanta, the first of 19 remaining games on the schedule that don’t mean quite as much anymore, let’s take some time this morning to answer your Nats questions. As always, leave yours in the comments section below, and I’ll do my best to answer as many as I can over the course of the morning ...