The Braves enter a key 14-game stretch tonight holding a 7 game lead in the NL East. They host the Nationals for 4 games this week and travel next week to DC for 3 more.
"My magic number is 8," says Hugh. "We split both 4-game series and then win each 2-game series, it's over."
"Nationals gotta take 3 of 4," says Fricke. "If the Braves just get a split in this series it puts the Nationals in a box."