Well, there's been a lot in the news about the Washington Nationals. For one thing, they're at the head of their division, with a good lineup and stellar hitters. But mainly, it's because they have one of the better pitching staffs in the NL. And yes, even as a Phillies Phan, I can say that.
First of all, there's Stephen Strasburg. After years of trying, he's finally awesome. And I love that. Then, there's the guy above. He's been brought in from Oakland. It's funny, but Gio was one of the additions to the Matt Holliday trade, and was send to Oakland there, in exchange for Huston Street, Carlos Gonzalez and others. Gio's an awesome pitcher, and the Nats really need him. Rounding it out are people like Ross Detwiler and Jordan Zimmerman, who would be middle relievers on any other team, but have risen to stardom here. And lastly, there's Edwin Jackson. I'm not alone in thinking that at this rate he could beat Octavio Dotel's record of most teams played on. I can never tell which team he's on at a moment. Now he's here in Washington, but I don't think he'll stay there. Sure, he's racking up SO's, but he's never constant.
So yeah, the pitching staff is the reason everyone's been talking about the Nats toda- wait, what's that? Bryce who?
I might as well make a custom of him for tomorrow.