On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Nationals series preview

It’s been a while since the Cubs and Nationals last played.

When last we saw the Washington Nationals, they were walking off the field dejectedly at Nationals Park after the Cubs won Game 5 of last year’s division series, one of the wackiest playoff games you’ll ever see. It’s been even longer since the last regular-season game between these teams, which happened August 6, 2017 at Wrigley Field.

The Nats have a new manager, someone we’re quite familiar with, and that was supposed to get them over the hump, win a playoff series and…

Oh, wait. The Nats are in danger of missing the postseason and have had all kinds of trouble winning games in general. And so I asked Patrick Reddington, who runs our SB Nation Nationals site Federal Baseball, to give us an update on his team.

I tried to use the 2017 Cubs as an example for Nationals fans who were convinced that the season was over when the Nats went into the All-Star Break 48-48, noting that the team which eventually beat Washington in the NLDS last October was actually two games under .500 last summer before a 49-25 so-called second half took them back …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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