best record in baseball
The prelude to the final days of the regular season carried a lot of confusion as it pertained to the Nationals playoff seed and opponent. As teams race for home today in the schedule, trying to understand what just happened and what it all means can be jarring.
The Yankees have made the playoffs 16 of the past 17 seasons and the Nationals have yet to finish .500 since arriving in 2005. But with the Nats now just 1/2 game behind LA for the best record in baseball, the litmus is this weekend when the Yankees (37-25), the standard for baseball excellence, come to town. And with Strasburg out of this series, could this be a true World Series preview?