Major-league closers, like NFL kickers and the sanitation department, only draw your attention when something goes wrong.
Ryan Zimmerman got the headlines Tuesday night, and rightfully so after launching the 10th walk-off homer of his career to beat the Yankees in dramatic fashion.
Nationals rookie reliever Matt Grace has only made seven appearances since getting his first call-up on April 22, but so far so good.
There were Bryce Harper’s homers, all three of them. And there were Max Scherzer’s seven innings of dominance.
Each week this season, we’ll take the temperature of the Nationals roster to see whose stock is rising or falling.