By the time Danny Espinosa hit his two-run homer in the eighth inning, there were only a couple of hundred fans left in the ballpark.
Here’s what you may have missed, or if you didn’t, what’s worth re-reading this week (June 3-7).
It’s a lot of information to digest, but with the Nationals sending Espinosa to the DL, designating Henry Rodriquez and Zach Duke for assignment, and recalling Anthony Rendon, and calling up Ian Krol, a shakeup is evident in Washington.
Nats GM Mike Rizzo supported Davey Johnson’s decision to bench Danny Espinosa during his weekly radio show Wednesday, saying the second baseman is “in a little bit of a funk right now” and could use a couple days off.
Nationals manager Davey Johnson says he’ll sit Danny Espinosa the next two games, replacing him with Steve Lombardozzi at second base as the team wraps up its series with Atlanta.
The Washington Nationals brought postseason baseball back to the nation’s capital for the first time since 1933, clinching a playoff spot Thursday night with a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Nationals came back from the depths of complete offensive deficiency to beat the Marlins Saturday evening, to make this game one of those victories that will stand out above the rest at the end of the season.
Last night’s 3-inning, 5-run rally back to victory against the San Francisco Giants gave the nationals more than just an improbably series sweep. It gave them more than just the confidence of knowing they are only a half-game back from being one of the 3 best teams in baseball. Last night’s 6-5 victory gave the Washington Nationals a night to look back on as a franchise turning point if they beat all the odds and bring hardware home in October.
Washington shortstop Ian Desmond and second baseman Danny Espinosa are building quite the relationship on and off the field. Their development as players is imperative to the Nats success.
Washington Nationals were red-hot in September, a sign that this team might be ready to compete next year.