Series Preview: Washington Nationals vs Colorado Rockies

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Aug 14, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; Washington Nationals right fielder B. Harper (34) hits a three run home run against the San Francisco Giants during the fifth inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s Meet The Nationals

Didn’t we just see this club? Anyways, more Nationals info for you. Ya know, in case you were sleeping through the last series over the past weekend.

Nats’ GM on Joe Ross, innings limit, Doug Fister (Federal Baseball).
The Rockies didn’t see Joe Ross when these two clubs played in Washington — yes, Joe is the brother of Tyson Ross, whom the Rockies just saw in Denver on Friday night — but they can get him this time around the rotation at Coors Field. He’s in somewhat of a similar situation for the Nats as Jon Gray is for the Rockies (but the Nats have Doug Fister sitting in the pin who could conceivably, and decently, step in afterwards).

Why Terry Collins isn’t counting out the Nationals (
Uhh, because it’s August 17th? No, but seriously, the Mets are still going to find a way to screw something up because it’s the Mets, and the Nats are absolutely 100% going to have a shot at winning the division as the season winds down, all despite the Mets’ hot streak and the Nats’ cold trend lately.

Matt Williams tweaks Friday’s lineup to spark offense (Washington Post).
Look out for a similarly tweaked lineup for some of the games in Denver, considering the Nats (with the exception of Bryce Harper) don’t hit the ball very well. That being said, neither did the Padres, but coming to Denver just seems to be quite the antidote for poor offense. Go figure.

Giants come out on top after Vogelsong’s shaky start (Around the Foghorn).
The Nationals and Giants, like we mentioned up top, were engaged in a hell of a series between two probable playoff teams. Let’s cheer for the letdown coming into Denver! Yay!

Bryce Harper joins elite club with 30th HR in age-22 season (CBS Sports).
Bryce Harper is part of every elite club there is, and between him and Mike Trout, you get to watch at least two sure-fire future Hall of Famers who are still under 25 years old and haven’t even really entered their prime yet whenever you damn well please (well, if you have

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