While the Washington Nationals said a recent argument between manager Davey Johnson and general manager Mike Rizzo was nothing more than "business as usual," there's no denying that the team is struggling.
Looking to avoid a season-high sixth straight loss, the Nationals finish a two-game set with the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night.
Before suffering a 9-0 defeat to Miami on Tuesday, Washington's front office tried to diffuse talk about a heated argument between Johnson and Rizzo.
Johnson was heard shouting at Rizzo in the clubhouse Sunday after the Nationals (77-51) were swept by Philadelphia.
"Davey and I talk after every game," Rizzo said. "We talk about the goods and the bads of each and every game, and this was just probably I was a little too emotional. We're both pretty passionate, and I was a little frustrated. I probably could have tabled it until the next morning, but I didn't."
Washington's struggles may not be solved as easily as the spat. The club has been outscor...