The Nats busted out the brooms in Toronto this afternoon, sweeping the Blue Jays and continuing their dominance in interleague play against the AL East. They are now 15 games over .500 and have a 4 game lead in the NL East.
There are many reasons the Nats are clicking right now. Starting pitching continues to be superb of course, but what has made the difference is the offense.
Remember how everyone hated Bryce Harper because he ran his mouth without backing it up? Well he has spent the last few weeks backing it up. His average is over .300 and while he isn’t hitting home runs every day, he has been more consistent than many of the veterans at the plate.
While the return of Michael Morse helped, what made the difference in Toronto was rookie play. Between Harper, Steve Lombardozzi, and Tyler Moore, the newest Nats went 13-30 with a walk, 3 doubles, 3 home runs, 7 runs scored and 7 RBI.