When the Nationals broke out for seven runs on Friday night, the hope was certainly for that momentum to carry over on Saturday in their early afternoon bout with the Cubs.
Joe Ross pitched admirably in his MLB debut but it wasn’t enough to overcome another poor showing from the Nationals’ lineup in a 4-2 loss to the Cubs.
GAME IN A NUTSHELL: His lineup mired in a slump approaching two weeks, Matt Williams decided to try something different on Friday.
Bryce Harper is receiving a boatload of attention right now, and deservedly so. Win back-to-back NL Player of the Week honors, get talked about a whole lot.
Each week this season, we’ll take the temperature of the Nationals roster to see whose stock is rising or falling.