Perhaps the most confounding part of the Nationals' loss to the Giants in the NL Division Series was the absence of production from the middle of their lineup.
Gio Gonzalez' playoff record now includes three starts to analyze, two in 2012 and one this year, the Nats' season-ending loss in Game 4 of the NLDS.
After returning from a serious hamstring strain in late September, Ryan Zimmerman was supposed to be worked back into the Nationals lineup right before the postseason.
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After beating Madison Bumgarner in Game 3 on Monday afternoon, the Nationals will now send their own best lefty to the mound in Game 4 hoping to keep their season alive.