Slumps do not last forever. The Nationals are trying to figure out how to bring this one to a swift conclusion.
Nothing is going right for the Nationals, and they are not sure exactly why. They are hoping things begin to click soon.
So far this season, Espinosa is 5 for 17 with two home runs, five walks and only three strikeouts hitting left-handed.
The Nationals' slugger is second in the majors in walks and first in intentional walks.
The Nationals have scored seven runs in four games -- a slow start for a depleted lineup.
Three key Nationals right-handed hitters have done well in their careers against right-handed pitching.
He will still maintain his left-handed swing in case of injury -- but he will test out his righty swing against righty pitching.
The Rangers told the Nationals they wouldn't trade the young second baseman.
The third baseman finished higher than any Nationals player has ever finished.
Desmond, a shortstop, claims his third straight Silver Slugger award, while Rendon, a third baseman, wins his first.