Today, some of the members of our staff take a look at what is the Washington Nationals biggest storyline to watch this October
Tonight, the Washington Nationals will make their second attempt at trying to clinch the NL East. They need a win and a Mets loss to clinch their third NL East title since 2012. While an NL East title should be celebrated, the Washington Nationals will look to win a playoff round for the first time since they became the Nats in 2005.
Less than two weeks from now, that playoff journey will begin, whether its at home or against the likely NL West champion, the Los Angeles Dodgers, at Dodger Stadium. Right now, the Nats have their fair share of concerns going into October, whether it’s Stephen Strasburg’s playoff availability unknown or Daniel Murphy being out of the lineup the last few days.
This week, a few of our writers gave their answers as to what is the biggest storyline they are looking forward to watching once the playoffs begin. We also would like to hear from you. Share with us the storyline you are looking forward to watching this postseason from a Washington Nationals perspective.
First, let’s start with co-editor Ron Juckett, as he is looking to watch how Tanner Roark emerges in the playoff rotation: