Nationals fans are experiencing a bit of deja vu after the first month of the season. Here are five similarities between 2013 and 2014.
Tyler Clippard, usually a consistent piece to the Nationals’ bullpen, has struggled with his command through the first month of the season.
The Nationals have committed 11 errors in the previous 10 games and their 24 total errors this season is two more than any other team in the majors.
Phenoms Bryce Harper and Mike Trout will forever be linked, compared and scrutinized.
While the two were working together during spring training, Nationals catcher Jose Lobaton noticed how effective pitcher Gio Gonzalez’s change-up could be.
Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon has been filling in nicely at third base since Ryan Zimmerman went on the disabled list with an injured thumb.
The Nationals are a different team when they play the Braves. Atlanta knocks them out of their comfort zone, and they struggle against the Braves’ pitching staff.
Though it’s concerning that Bryce Harper is off to a sluggish start, here’s why it's not a big deal — especially this early in the season.
Tanner Roark and Taylor Jordan spent spring training fighting for the fifth starting spot in the Nationals’ starting rotation and the competition isn’t over.
Bryce Harper is only 21, but he's already experienced and talented enough to be looked at as one of the leaders inside the Nationals’ clubhouse.