The Washington Nationals are playing solid baseball over the last two weeks. The schedule is primed for the Nats to continue playing well.
Yesterday, the Washington Nationals victory over the San Francisco Giants secured another series win.
In fact, despite the cloud of negativity surrounding the team of late, the Nationals are playing good ball.
Over the last 13 games, the Nationals are 8-5. Within that period, the Nationals picked up series wins on the road over the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies, and a home series win over the Giants.
Looking ahead on the schedule, the next couple of series are winnable, without a doubt.
The Nationals will be favorites in each game, and heavy favorites during the weekend games.
Next week, the Nats go to Coors Field, and as we all know, anything can happen when playing 5,280 feet above sea level. Currently, Colorado is 7-12, but they did the Nats a favor by beating the Phillies last night 6-2.
The Nats offense are going to get the worst the of Rockies starting pitching. In altitude, one can’t draw it up any better.
Winning four or five of the next six games is more likely to happen than not. The Nats desperately need to rack up wins against the weak teams in the National League as the schedule in May gets extremely tough.
The Nats are only 1.5 games behind the Phillies for first place in the N.L. East, and half a game behind the Braves for second place.
Right now is the time to gain ground on the division front runners, and the competition is ripe for the picking.