Through 24 games this season, the Nationals have been doing great.

The Bills came out of the 2017 NFL draft with a handful of top-tier prospects and no general manager; the team fired Doug Whaley less than 24 hours after the draft wrapped. That’s a shame, because his final draft with the franchise was widely praised. Buffalo picked up one of the draft’s best cornerbacks in Tre’Davious White, got a mean, mauling offensive lineman in Dion Dawkins, picked up receiving help with Zay Jones, and added a developmental quarterback (in the fifth round!) by nabbing Nathan Peterman. All in all, a solid haul in upstate New York.

Through 24 games this season, the Nationals have been doing great. They have a 16-8 record, and their big players (Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, Daniel Murphy) are doing exactly what they need to do, i.e. playing super well. Everything was gliding along smoothly until Friday when center fielder Adam Eaton suffered a horrific-looking injury while trying to beat out an infield single. And it didn’t just look bad — it IS bad. Eaton has reportedly torn his ACL, and if it’s true, he’ll be out for the rest of the season.

That’s a tough blow for pretty much everyone involved. Eaton was off to a marvelous start, hitting .297/.393/.462 with seven doubles and two home runs. That’s exactly what the Nationals hoped Echl Cheap Jerseys he’d do when they traded for him last winter. The Nats sent a hefty package to the White Sox during their offseason fire sale: Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, and Dane Dunning. Giolito was incredibly important to the Nationals, which should tell you how much they wanted Eaton. Plus, he’s signed through 2021, so they don’t Extremely Cheap Jerseys have worry about center field for a long while. Theoretically, anyway.