The Nationals received bad news about the young closer who had a setback in his recovery from elbow soreness.
Unable to drive the ball with any authority last year while battling a shoulder tear, Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche has already clubbed two home runs in three games.
Making his first Triple-A start since 2007, John Lannan had a day to forget against the ScrantonWilkes-Barre Yankees.
After squandering Jordan Zimmermann's pitching gem on Sunday, the Nationals realize they're going to have to start producing earlier in ballgames.
Jordan Zimmermann pitched brilliantly, but the Nationals couldn't produce any late drama at the plate this time and missed their chance to sweep the season-opening series.