Blake Treinen's 8th inning struggles continued Wednesday night when the right-hander gave up the decisive run in the Nationals' loss to the Cardinals.
Rarely do things turn out well when your starter puts you in a 5-0 hole after three innings. But somehow the Nationals managed to overcome Doug Fister's rare early struggles.
Anthony Rendon will play five innings for Harrisburg on Friday, putting the Nats third baseman on track to make his season debut late next week.
The Nationals have reshuffled their bullpen again, placing Felipe Rivero on the DL, calling up rookie left-hander Matt Grace and trading Xavier Cedeno to the Dodgers.