After watching how hard the Washington Nationals fought to get over the .500 mark it is with great sadness that I watched the recent series against the Angels and saw them pass that accolade over to their opponents, who now sit on 42-40 while the Nationals have dropped down to 40-41.
It was all going so well until recently, so what has changed? The management has for one, and while we should give that time to settle down before jumping to hasty conclusions you cant help but question the current lineup decisions. It is very frustrating to see players like Bixler and Stairs stepping up to the plate, doing nothing, then getting picked again for the next game. The Nationals lineup is pretty decent these days, Bernadina, Werth, Zimmerman, Espinosa, Morse, Nix - all names that you feel confident with, but I just don’t get it with the other two. They add very little, and it can be no coincidence that we were winning without them, and are now losing with them.