With Denard Span ready to rejoin the team after an extended stint on the disabled list, the Nationals have optioned reliever Tanner Roark to Single-A Potomac.
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GAME IN A NUTSHELL: On the heels of a brutal road trip, the Nationals returned to D.C. on Friday night hoping to re-establish themselves as a legitimate
GAME IN A NUTSHELL: If Tuesday night's victory gave Nationals fans reason to calm down and believe things were turning in the right direction, Wednesday night's loss only gave the
The Nationals' starting rotation hasn't been nearly as good collectively as many predicted it would be this year, and part of the reason has been the disappointing season of Doug Fister.