The Nationals are injured, unproductive in key situations at the plate and now stuck in third place at 24-24.
The Nationals are struggling to score runs with all the injuries to the lineup, while Jordan Zimmermann struggled on the mound in a 4-3 loss to the Pirates.
Gio Gonzalez's planned throwing session Friday was delayed when the Nationals lefty complained of shoulder stiffness.
Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals need a win tonight in Pittsburgh to avoid dropping to a .500 record. Get live updates on Nats Insider!