Originally written on Football Extra Points  |  Last updated 10/20/14
The Washington Nationals fell below .500 for the first time this season on Wednesday with a 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. While the Nationals may have righted the ship with Thursday’s 8-1 pounding of the Reds, the 3-game sweep at the hands of the Cardinals left fans and media wondering if it was time to panic, and furthered the second-guessing of the offseason moves made by General Manager Mike Rizzo. While there is cause for concern based off of recent play, it is much too early to begin to panic. The Nationals have not been playing up to expectations, but logic dictates that the team will turn things around. One major issue the Nationals have been having in the first month of the season is the inability to produce runs. In the Cardinals series, the Nationals produced a slim total of four runs. What fans forget is that the Nationals struggled offensively at the beginning of last season as well as pitching carried the team early on. For example, the starting outfield at ...
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