The Washington Nationals probably won't make the 2013 MLB Playoffs.
They are currently 62-64, 15 games behind the Atlanta Braves in the NL East standings, and 9.5 games behind the Cincinnati Reds for the second and final spot in the NL Wild Card standings. Not exactly where the Nats thought they would be at this point in the 2013 season.
Hey, at least they can play spoiler.
The Nats still have to play the remaining 36 games on their regular season schedule. Perhaps a team-wide case of schadenfreude would be the only way to find meaning in this sorely disappointing campaign.
Here now are three reasons the Washington Nationals can still play spoiler.
Note: All statistics updated through August 21 courtesy of MLB.com unless noted otherwise.