The first week and a half of the Nationals’ season has not lacked for compelling storylines. There have been positives (eight-ninths of the lineup, four-fifths of the rotation) and there have been negatives (injuries to everybody who plays shortstop, struggles by everybody who pitches out of the bullpen).
The end result of all of that? A 5-4 record, with series wins at home over the Marlins and Cardinals and a series loss on the road at Philadelphia.
The Nationals are off today before returning to action this weekend to host the Phillies (please note Friday’s unusual 4:05 p.m. start time) so let’s take this opportunity to evaluate what we’ve seen so far and look ahead at what we may see next.
Submit your questions in the comments section below, then check back throughout the morning as I attempt to answer as many of them as I can.