Michael Morse had to depart Friday night's game after getting hit by a pitch in the right hand, a potentially serious blow to the Nationals' lineup.
Chad Tracy, one of the majors' most successful pinch-hitters this season, has agreed to a contract extension with the Nationals.
For perhaps the first time ever, the Nationals open a series at Citizens Bank Park with more on the line than the Phillies. Join the conversation on Nats Insider at 7:05 p.m.!
No, they haven't clinched anything yet, but the Nationals like all MLB teams have to consider their playoff roster before an August 31 deadline.
Bryce Harper is slumping while several other Nationals rookies are thriving at the plate. Would Davey Johnson consider sitting the 19-year-old phenom more often?