Nationals Clinch Playoff Spot, Eliminate Bryce

Harper and the Phillies were eliminated in ironic fashion on Tuesday

After a slow start to the season, the Washington Nationals fought back and are headed to the playoffs.

On Wednesday, they punched their ticket and punched out former star Bryce Harper and his Philadelphia Phillies.

At the end of May, the Nats had a 3.4 percent chance to make the postseason (19-31). 

Now, that all changed and they’re a legitimate dark-horse contender. If they can get by the Wild Card game, their starting three of Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin might be the best in baseball.