If this is the best season in the world, raise your hand. Between the two teams, the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals, fans of the AL West have turned their televisions on to see these ball clubs face off. But this could be the last series they face off. If the Braves start to stink, they will fall out of the Wild Card and a team like the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Pittsburgh Pirates will happily take the Braves’ spot. But the Nationals need only 11 wins or the Braves need to lose 11 games for the Nationals to clinch the division. The Mets, Marlins, and Phillies are hitting the gas pedal this year. But look! MLB Network will be showing Friday’s 7:35 game, on Saturday it’s at 7:10, and on Sunday, the probable last Nats- Braves game is at 1:35. SEPTEMBER 12 NATS NEWS METS 0 NATIONALS 2 F W LANNAN (3-0) L MATT HARVEY ( 3-5) S DREW STOREN ( 2)
MAGIC NUMBER: STILL 13 THIRTEEN BRAVES LOSSES OR THIRTEEN NATIONALS WINS.