playoff-rotation

Matt Williams will wait until Thursday to announce the Nationals' playoff rotation.

Manager Matt Williams still has work left in finalizing the Nationals' playoff rotation and keeping starters fresh.

The Nationals offered few, if any, surprises with either their roster or rotation for the National League Division Series against the Cardinals.

As the Nationals wait until their first-round opponent is determined to finalize their NLDS rotation, they have not ruled out making John Lannan their fourth starter in the event they face the Atlanta Braves.

The Nationals’ uncertain playoff schedule presents any number of problems for Manager Davey Johnson, and the handling of No. 1 starter Gio Gonzalez may be the most difficult.