But just how good could that record be by season's end?
Right now, the Nationals could reach the 100-win mark. With 39 games left to play, the team would have to win just 23 more games to reach the impressive milestone. A 23-13 record is certainly possibly, and the team could even exceed the targeted 23-13 record.
To determine whether or not the Nationals can reach 100 wins, here's a look at their schedule for the rest of the regular season:
Aug 22: vs. Atlanta Braves
Aug 24-26: at Philadelphia Phillies
Aug 28-29: at Miami Marlins
Aug 30-Sept 2: vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Sep 3-6: vs. Chicago Cubs
Sept 7-9: vs. Miami Marlins
Sept 10-12: at New York Mets
Sept 14-16: at Atlanta Braves
Sept 18-20: vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Sept 21-24: vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Sept 25-27: at Philadelphia Phillies
Sept 28-30: at St. Louis Cardinals
Oct 1-3: vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Seem pretty easy? Well, that's because it is. Of the 12 remaining series for the Nationals, eight of them are against teams that currently have losing records. To have about two-thirds of the remaining games against teams below .500 seems like a pretty simple task for Washington.
It also helps the Nationals that nine of their final 39 games are against the Philadelphia Phillies, who currently stand at 57-66.
The road to 100 wins is a fairly easy one for the Nationals, and there's no reason to believe that the team can't reach that goal.