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4 Players Washington Nationals Need to Make a Deep Playoff Run
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Gio Gonzalez must be consistent in the absence of Stephen Strasburg.

The Washington Nationals have had an incredible year, so it will hardly come as a shock to say that they need to stay focused in order to continue this through the postseason. As with any team, there are players whose contributions are integral to this goal.

When Stephen Strasburg is shut down, the Washington Nationals will be a weaker side. There’s no doubt about that—and it is just one of the reasons for extending (or removing) his innings limit.

However, it isn’t prudent to dwell on things you can’t control, so for the purposes of this article it is assumed that Strasburg will not feature in any Nationals playoff run this year.

With that out of the way, let’s get on with the show.

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