The report coming out late last night that Jayson Werth had a clean break in his wrist could potentially be as devestating as any other National going down this season. Jayson Werth was the steadiest influence on a very young Nationals team. He was a natural mentor to not only Bryce Harper but all of the other young players on the team; very well liked among his teammates, probably the unofficial social leader in the club house.
Beyond that Jayson Werth is one of very few patient hitters in the line up. I suspect now when Zimmerman and LaRoche come back that Bryce Harper will find himself in the 5 spot, however Davey may be tempted to keep Bryce in the 3 spot, a move that may irk Zimmerman. I hope that Jayson Werth will stick around the clubhouse for most of the season to be there for the younger guys.
That was an ugly game last night, one that the Nationals were probably over due for. The key is going to be Tuesday to see if the Nationals can keep it going with all of these injuries. The toughest part of that game last night was definitely seeing Jayson Werth walk off the field dangling a badly injured wrist. The Nationals have overcome injuries all season long, but now they have an injury that is alot more then losing their number 5 hitter. Let's hope that the Nats keep on pulling through.