If it feels like you've been watching the Nationals' worst stretch of baseball in a long time ... well, you're absolutely right.
This space could be devoted to a breakdown of Thursday night's 3-1 loss in San Francisco, with mentions of Stephen Strasburg's rocky first inning but impressive rebound after that, Yunel Escobar's
The Nationals faced a tough enough challenge Tuesday night with Zack Greinke on the mound for the Dodgers.
The Nationals returned home last Monday with an opportunity ahead of them. They had just been swept by the New York Mets to close a road trip where they lost seven of 10 games.