Latley, the Washington Nationals have been on a tear through their last few series. The N.L. leading Nats continue like this and they can become a serious contender and maybe go through the playoffs like a breeze. I mean with young talent like Bryce Harper and fireball pitcher Stephen Strasburg, how can you not have a good run once in a while. Strasburg has won his last 5 starts and continues with an 8-1 record an astonishing 2.41 ERA which is almost tops in the major leagues. Both Harper and Strasburg are former number 1 picks and they have proved themselves worthy of that title. Harper especially has been tearing the hide off the ball with a .307 batting average and a huge slugging percentage at .553! If he continues like this, he could potentially be an all-star. Besides those two, the rest of the team is performing at a big time high with splendid outings from Gio Gonzalez and a renewed Danny Espinosa  who is becoming hot. The Nats are a favorite to win their division with a good record of 38-23 and I think they can hold strong and maybe be better in the second half. WIth all the young guns performing and others becoming hot, they have a legitimate chance this year. I cannot wait to see Harper blossom and also watch the Nats go on to the playoffs. Remember, the Nationals are one of many teams who have not won the world series yet. Look for them to stay strong! Thank you for reading my article and please check out others.Have a great day!

 Brayden West