Nationals Return Home for Key Homestand
After going 4-3 on their first true road trip of the season, the Nationals return home Friday night to take on the Minnesota Twins. This game will start a six game homestand where the Nationals will face the Twins and the Philadelphia Phillies. For the Nats, they need their offense to get going and take care of business against these teams at home before they hit the road.
After these six games at home, the Nationals start arguably their toughest road trip of the season. They will face the St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals and Chicago Cubs on a 10-game road trip. This makes the current homestand extremely crucial.
The Nationals have yet to face a true playoff caliber team, but they have taken care of their business well against the teams they should beat, posting an 11-4 record. To continue their good start they will need to take the series against the Twins and Phillies at home, two teams who they should be able to beat.
If the Nationals are able to take these two series and then even split the long road trip, they will be in good shape going into May and hopefully will have Ben Revere back from injury and in the starting lineup.