As we head down the stretch of the MLB season, here is something I’ll be keeping an eye on. With just over 40 games remaining, Washington is currently on the outside of the playoff picture. However, things may not be as bleak as they seem. For starters, they still have the best lineup top to bottom in the NL East. Secondly, and maybe most importantly, they are chasing two extremely inexperienced teams in Philadelphia and Atlanta. Experience so often plays a major role in a pennant race and should factor into the Nats run at the playoffs. The Nationals have the experience while the Braves and Phillies do not! Lastly, Scherzer is a force on another level from any other pitcher in the division, even the Phils’ Nola. He can carry this team on his back in his starts and inspire them to rise above. With 9 more games against the Phillies and 3 more against Atlanta, I see the Nationals climbing back into the NL East race before all is said and done.