As the saying goes, “It Is Not How You Start, It Is How You Finish.”
While, generally, this is true, the opposite applies to the Washington Nationals in their upcoming series against the Philadelphia Phillies.
By starting quickly, the Nats might find success easily.
The last time the Nats faced their rivals from The City of Brotherly Love was on June 19 and 20 after rain delays turned into game postponements on June 17 and 18.
After that three-game sweep of the Phillies, the Nationals have won 11 of 15 games, while the Phillies have won 8 of 16 games.