It’s May 6th. The Nats are five games back from first place — and five games under .500. It’s not pretty, and it’s probably not going to get much better for a while, if ever.
Anyhow, enjoy the links from Milwaukee!
Injuries stacking up for Nationals offense (MLB.com)
Trea Turner. Juan Soto. Anthony Rendon. Ryan Zimmerman. Matt Adams. Trevor Rosenthal. Hey, remember that time the Nats supposedly overhauled their medical team a few years ago?
Nationals place Matt Adams on injured list (MLB.com)
Adams came into Sunday's game with a sore shoulder that he couldn't lift, so the Nats prioritized having an able body.
Top prospect performers for Sunday May 5 (MLB.com)
Israel Pineda went 1-for-4 on Sunday, which qualifies him to be a top performer. It seems that things are going poorly throughout the entire organization.
Dinged-up Nationals go quietly as Phillies claim series with a 7-1 win (WaPo)
After the Nats' offense almost got something going, after Aníbal Sánchez struggled through five innings, after Jake Noll somehow played first, the Nats were within striking distance. Then Matt Grace allowed five runs in the sixth.
Matt Adams becomes latest Nationals player to hit the injured list (WaPo)
Adams' injury came when he dived for a groundball and then dived back to the base. Apparently, the 2019 Nats saw how injured the 2018 Nats were and decided to up the ante.
Injury-ravaged Nationals fold late in loss to Phillies (MASN)
Davey Martinez had no idea—rather justifiably—how to put his lineup together on Sunday. So Kurt Suzuki cleaned up, Adam Eaton hit third, and the Nats lost 7-1.
Adams latest to IL, Rendon could return Tuesday (MASN)
Michael A. Taylor may be next to the IL after he jammed his left wrist into the turf at CBP. In the meantime, Anthony Rendon may finally come back this week.
Adams becomes latest key Nats player to hit IL (ESPN)
The Nationals will be holding open tryouts for first base at Nationals Park tomorrow.