Nationals' .500 Record -- Really?

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By Brett Feinberg
|  Wednesday, Apr 28, 2010  |  Updated 4:12 PM EDT
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Nationals' .500 Record -- Really?

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Do you believe in miracles? Not the 1980 U.S. men's Olympic hockey team, but the Washington Nationals?

The Nats' record is 10-10. A .500 winning percentage may not be earth shattering for a lot of organizations but for the Nats, oh yeah! Last year at this time, the Nats had a 5-15 record.

The future is bright for our hometown team. Consider this, the Nats best player Ryan Zimmerman missed the last five games. The team's best pitcher, Stephen Strasburg, is still in the minor leagues learning the tricks of the trade.

Closer Matt Capps leads the Major Leagues in saves with eight.

If you think that's amazing, how 'bout Livan Hernandez second in the bigs in earned run average with a 0.75. Thirty-one teams didn't want the veteran, so he re-signed with the Nationals and takes the mound again tonight in Chicago.

Fans have not given the Nats the love yet this season, with attendance remaining sluggish. If you're a baseball fan, you can expect the Nats to offer plenty of excitement on the field, whether they win or lose, and this year, there's a better chance of leaving the park after a win.

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