GAME IN A NUTSHELL: How about "Game in a word" instead of a "nutshell?" The word: U-G-L-Y. The Nationals trailed 3-0 in the first inning (yet again).
Here is our first installment of MLB Power Rankings featuring thoughts on each team from Mark Zuckerman, Chase Hughes and myself, Steve Roney:
We begin with a caveat that should be included in just about any analysis written about a major-league ballclub before the calendar shifts to May: It's early, so it's entirely possible this trend
GAME IN A NUTSHELL: Desperate to close out a rough road trip on a high note, the Nationals found themselves in a familiar position tonight: Trailing early.
On the heels of a blowout loss last night, which came on the heels of a sweep in Atlanta last weekend, the Nationals wrap up their road trip tonight facing quite a stiff challenge: Jose Fernandez.