The Nationals had World Series aspirations, but they are eliminated before October. Let's take a look both backward and forward.
Injury returns are stirring things up, but Scott White says Doug Fister's injury has Tanner Roark back where he should have been all along.
Padres had lost four straight and seven of eight, falling to 20-24 and putting manager Bud Black's job in possible jeopardy. But Justin Upton's big day at the plate led the way to a positive day. That, plus Bernie Williams gets treated like a legend at Yankee Stadium in the Eye on MLB.
The Yankees got bad news about ace righty Masahiro Tanaka on Tuesday. That didn't stop them from winning for the 10th time in their last 12 games.
The Braves managed to blow a 9-1 lead on Tuesday. Ex-Brave Dan Uggla had the big blow and drove in five runs overall in the Nationals' 13-12 comeback win.
The Nationals looked stacked even before spending huge for luxury ace Max Scherzer. But Al Melchior sees potential issues beyond a riveting rotation.

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