There are any number of impressive and surprising aspects to the Nationals' red-hot start to the season. A major league best 2.34 ERA and 144 strikeouts. A National League best 12 wins.
2012 will surely be a pivotal season for Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond, one could even make the argument his future in Washington depends on it.
Break's over. For the Nationals, who after yesterday's lone respite of the spring are back on the diamond tonight against the Mets in Port St. Lucie.