Originally posted on Mr. Irrelevant  |  Last updated 5/27/13
The Nats won a MLB-leading 98 games in 2012 and were the favorites to win it all this year, but they’re 26-24 through the first 50 games, 4.5 games behind Atlanta. After two months of scuffling, they seem lucky to be on the good side of .500. It’s kinda hard to be a winning club when you hit like ****: – 28th in batting average (.230) – 29th in on-base percentage (.294) – 28th in slugging percentage (.367) – 28th in runs (3.5 per game) – 23rd in home runs (43) And when you have individual performances like this: – Stephen Strasburg is 3-5. – Denard Span’s OPS is .670, which would be the lowest of his career. – Adam LaRoche’s OPS is .743, which would also be the lowest of his career. – Dan Haren’s ERA is 5.43, which would be the highest of his career. – Rafael Soriano has blown three saves. – Drew Storen has also blown three saves. – Danny Espinosa’s slashline is .163/.196/.291. – Tyler Moore’s slashline is even worse (.147/.207/.240). – And Roger Bernadina’s slashl
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