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WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The Nationals magic number to clinch the Nationals League East now stands at 18. That's reduced every time the Nationals win or the Atlanta Braves lose.

The magic number is just one of the many confusing formulas used to analyze the Nats' season. So In today's Inside Pitch, Professor Holden Kushner breaks down the math for us.

Teh magic number for the Nationals to clinch the National League East now stands at 18

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