Danny Espinosa is having his ailing left shoulder examined today, leaving the Nationals wondering if their second baseman will be available down the stretch.
The Nationals' once insurmountable, 8 12-game lead over the Braves is down to 5 12 games after three straight losses to their division rival.
The Nationals entered the weekend hoping to deliver a knockout punch to the Braves but knowing they'd still find themselves in great shape if they could just win one of three games.
Gio Gonzalez looks to become the majors' first 20-game winner and keep the Nationals from getting swept in Atlanta. Join the conversation on Nats Insider at 8:05 p.m.!