Despite a first place record and a near-lock for an NL East division title, the 79-60 Nationals have a problem brewing in the back of their bullpen.
After a stellar performance from Stephen Strasburg, Rafael Soriano blew his seventh save as the Nats fell in extra innings.
Adam LaRoche has three different injuries right now, but he is getting better.
Ryan Zimmerman took another small step in his road back from a right hamstring strain.
The Nationals expanded their roster to 32 on Friday by calling up utility man Jeff Kobernus from Triple-A Syracuse.