RYAN ZIMMERMAN

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Each week this season, we’ll take the temperature of the Nationals roster to see whose stock is rising or falling.  

Record: 3-4

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It's just one game at the start of a very tough road trip, and it came against a Dodgers club exhausted after playing Sunday night in Pittsburgh that decided to sit several key regulars.

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Life as a late-inning reliever is such that whenever a miscue occurs -- however rare it might be -- it'll tend to be remembered far more often than a long stretch of dominance.

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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.

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The Nationals' offense has been a problem area in recent weeks, so one game will not solve all of their woes and reinstall them as one of the most potent lineups in the majors.

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