Okay, so that was a rough night. On the bright side, we can always count on the Nats... at least their offense.
Here’s the beat from South Capitol Street.
Let's be honest about the bullpen for a moment
At the beginning of April, most didn't think the bullpen would be *this* much of a problem. In fact, people were mainly satisfied with the pen. It's obviously not working now, though, so what's next?
Here's why Juan Soto will be good, actually
Sometimes, prospects overperform and don't put up numbers that will be sustainable in the majors. Juan Soto breaks that mold.
Seriously, how did the Nats bullpen get this bad?
Mike Rizzo has been able to plan for the future successfully in previous years. Somehow, the bullpen fell out of his grasp in 2017.
Rizzo on the Nats bullpen: "Trust the track record"
Rizzo is still holding out for two of his best guys to return from injury. If things don't get better, then it may be time to expect some moves.
Eaton undergoes surgery to repair ACL
Eaton, who tore his ACL on April 28th, is expected to return in 6-9 months.
Lind could threaten pinch-hit home run record
The all-time number is seven. Lind is already at three.