by Dave Preston
WASHINGTON -- Their lockers are both on the far side of the Nationals’ clubhouse. Jayson Werth has that beard and is often outlandish in his postgame interviews, especially with MASN’s Dan Kolko. Ryan Zimmerman is clean-shaven and answers in a much softer, low-key tone. They are two veterans who, despite dressing for games side-by-side, couldn’t appear to be any more different if they tried.
But both have been a part of the Nats’ nucleus since the first playoff run five years ago, and both 30-somethings know their October opportunities are numbered, with this perhaps their last run together.