The curtain has fallen on the 2015 Washington Nationals season and, while the team has failed to reach the postseason and the preseason expectations of a World Series appearance, that does not mean it was not an exciting and enjoyable season to watch. We only had the chance to see them play twice against the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ball Park, but thanks to MLB.com At Bat, I can say this season was exciting from Bryce Harper’s opening day home run to the next to final game and the final pitch of the year for Max Scherzer who threw his second no-hitter of the season (only the sixth player to achieve that feat). A final curtain call for my three favorite Nationals, Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer and Yunel Escobar, who not only played some of the best baseball of their careers, but also provide hope for a great run at the 2016 World Series (these photos were included in earlier posts without the Photoshop adjustments).
- Led Major League in OPS (1.109), SLG (.649), OBP (.460)
- 2nd in NL and 3rd in Major League for Avg. (.330)
- Tied for 1st in NL and 3rd in Major League for HR (42)
- 1st in NL and 2nd in Major League for Runs (118)
- .314 Avg. (8th Best in Major League), 9 Home Runs, 56 RBIs