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The Baseball Show: Nats fighting for life

Aug 16, 2013, 1:12 PM EDT

On last night's Baseball Show, Mark and the crew discussed what is likely on every Nationals' fans mind: whether they still have a chance to make the playoffs. In order to climb back into the race, the Nats will have to get better against teams with winning records. Mark and Jim Duquette discuss how the Nats can start reversing that fortune this week in Atlanta.

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  1. Tcostant - Aug 16, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    Nats fighting for life?Me: If I was fighting a bear, would that be the "fighting for life" or a forgone conclusion?It's over, all we can do is end the season on a positive note, but the playoffs are imposable to discuss with being under .500 and only forty something games left.

  2. Holden Baroque - Aug 16, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    I'm not saying, I'm just saying.To the last man.To the last minute.

  3. Nats106 - Aug 16, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    Tcostant, First, it depends-is it a Cub or a Grizzly? Second, I respectfully disagree, even though the odds are against me. Realistically, I'm seeing Red(s) because that's our only hope. I won't believe it's over until it is September 9th and we are more than 5 games back. Reds hit the easy part of their schedule at that point for 9 games before they finish 6 of 9 against the Pirates.If we can make it less than 4 by mid-September, it goes to the last week of the season.

  4. SonnyG10 - Aug 16, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    The team should not give up hope, but I'm not holding my breath.

  5. natsfan1a - Aug 16, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    Go, cat, go!Anyhoo, nobody needs to fight the bear. They just need to outrun the other guy.Holden Baroque said… I'm not saying, I'm just saying. To the last man. To the last minute. August 16, 2013 3:00 PM

  6. natsfan1a - Aug 16, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Or perhaps a Teddy?Nats106 said… Tcostant, First, it depends-is it a Cub or a Grizzly?

  7. Nats106 - Aug 16, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    natsfan1a said… Or perhaps a Teddy?Oh man, I missed that one. Good one!

  8. natsfan1a - Aug 16, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Cub was good, too.

  9. Nats106 - Aug 16, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Don't Teddy and the Chi Cubs have the same winning percentage this year?

  10. natsfan1a - Aug 16, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    Pretty sure that's true.

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W L GB MN
x-WASHINGTON 87 64 -- 0
ATLANTA 76 76 11.5
MIAMI 74 77 13.0
NEW YORK 73 80 15.0
PHILADELPHIA 70 82 17.5
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