Indian River State College (Fla.) first baseman Ryan Ripken, son of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr., was taken by Washington with the 454th overall pick.
A cross-country flight followed by a late-night game in San Diego couldn't slow down the Nationals, who have now won 6 of 7 and look like legitimate contenders.
The Nationals are now on a four-game winning streak and started their west coast road trip with a dominating performance by Tanner Roark.
Can Tanner Roark help the Nationals get off to a good start on their road trip with a solid outing against San Diego? Join the conversation here while you watch.
After winning five of six at home, the Nats face a 10-game road trip with tough opponents. Find out more here.