Injured Nationals Michael Morse and Chien-Ming Wang have each made recent strides toward returning to the active roster.
Nationals manager Davey Johnson insists he's not giving any thought to replacing erratic Henry Rodriguez as his closer.
After waiting out a 3-hour, 36-minute delay yesterday in Cincinnati and then losing in crushing fashion the Nationals hope Mother Nature cooperates tonight in D.C.
They lost catcher Wilson Ramos to a torn ACL, then lost Sunday's game on a walk-off grand slam. Now the Nationals, no longer in first place, must refocus.