Howie goes onto the 10 day DL, retroactive from 9/6.
19 games in next 18 days -- 12 at home, 7 on the road.
Last off day this season is 9/17. Then starting 9/18, they play 7 games in a brutal 96 hour span. Ouch.
Next 6 games are against quality foes: Atlanta and TB. The rest are against Philly-Mets-Marlins.
Nats are 5.0 GB the final playoff seed, Miami. Who've come down to earth by going 10-12 recently after their initial tear. Miami plays the Yankees and the rest of the NL East to finish the season.
And this: Miami has 23 games in the next 19 days, with ZERO days off.