The blown calls came in rapid fire -- Bang! Bang! Bang! -- on three consecutive at-bats in the top of the first, each umpiring gaffe enraging the Nationals more than the previous one.
We've focused so much on the Nationals' pitching staff through the season's first week-plus, and with good reason.
Fresh off back-to-back, walk-off victories in extra innings, the Nationals return to the field this afternoon attempting to actually win a game, you know, in regulation.
Do you remember the last time the Washington Nationals hosted a game while in sole possession of first place?
It's a beautiful day for the ballgame. And it just so happens there's a ballgame being played in the nation's capital this afternoon. How fortuitous.