It had been a month since the Nationals last dropped two games in a row, not to mention a series, so the events of the last 48 hours have come as a bit of a shock.
Anthony Rendon began a new rehab assignment Friday night with Class AA Harrisburg, playing seven innings at second base and going 1-for-4 with three strikeouts in the Senators' 3-2 win at Bowie.
In what amounts to a big step in Anthony Rendon's rehab from a left oblique strain, the Nationals infielder will head to Viera, Fla.
Anthony Rendon continued his slow recovery from a left oblique strain on Wednesday at Nationals Park, as he rejoined the team after training for several days at extended spring training in Viera,
[Updated 10:49 p.m.]