Manager Davey Johnson suggested this morning that Ian Desmond would have to miss at least one game with an oblique strain, but the Nationals' shortstop wound up in their lineup after all.
Missed scoring opportunities early and bad luck late cost the Nationals during a 7-2 loss to the Yankees Friday night.
Game in a nutshell: The most-anticipated series in Nationals history got off to a ragged start.
Top draft pick Lucas Giolito was at Nationals Park Friday, getting a tour of the facilities as team execs try to convince the 17-year-old to sign before next month's deadline.
Gio Gonzalez is first to get the ball for this weekend's interleague showdown between the Nationals and Yankees. Join the Nats Insider live chat as things get started in Nats Park at 7:05.