Monday morning Nats Q&A

The second half of the season is underway. The Nationals took two of three in Philadelphia over the weekend, winning in dramatic fashion Saturday night, then losing in agonizing fashion Sunday afternoon. They still hold the No. 1 wild card position in the National League, 1 1/2 games up on the Phillies and two games up on the Brewers. But they’re now seven games back in the NL East after the Braves swept the Padres over the weekend.

Scherzer-Fires-Blue-Black-Eye-sidebar.jpgMax Scherzer is on the 10-day injured list but expected to return to pitch this weekend in Atlanta. Juan Soto is still doing Juan Soto Things. Anthony Rendon is still unsigned. The bullpen is ... better, but still a huge question mark. The trade deadline is 16 days away.

So there’s plenty to discuss today. Submit your questions in the comments section and I’ll do my best to answer as many as I can over the course of the morning ...

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