Two domino effects of Ian Desmond's placement on the DL: Roger Bernadina gets another chance to start in center field, and Corey Brown gets another chance to play in the big leagues.
Jordan Zimmermann shoots for his fifth straight win when he starts tonight's series opener against the Mets at 7:10 pm. Mark Zuckerman has live updates from Citi Field on Nats Insider.
As the trade deadline nears, the common rumors surrounding the Nationals involve big name starting pitchers.
With Ian Desmond now on the DL, Danny Espinosa who has been on a recent tear at the plate takes over as the Nationals' starting shortstop.