This looked like the night the Nationals were going to snap out of their season-opening funk ... until a familiar turn of events left a bad taste in everyone's mouths yet again.
Denard Span made his first minor league rehab appearance on Tuesday night and came away with a single in four at-bats.
The Nationals showed some life on offense Tuesday night, but ended up losing in familiar fashion to the Boston Red Sox.
The Nationals made their first bullpen change of the young season, promoting Rafael Martin from Syracuse and designating Xavier Cedeno for assignment.
On the heels of an embarrassing performance Monday afternoon, the Nationals are back at it this evening (note the early 6:05 p.m. EDT starting time) at Fenway Park.