Despite Washington’s hopes of turning the tide, May has been ruthless to the Nationals, who have yet to win a series in the second full month of the 2019 season.
The Nationals are only 1 1/2 games back from first place in a contested NL East division despite their bullpen – an expected strength – performing at the cold bottom of Major League Baseball.
The Nationals have seen leads disappear and tied games decided in the eighth inning this season, which has reaffirmed the notion that their bullpen is their most vulnerable spot early in 2019.
So far, Spring Training has been good news for Nationals fans if they plan to rely on the strength of their starting rotation to return to the postseason.
This is a true American labor problem, and the future of the MLBPA should be in their hands.
The 2019 series in London should be fun, but the 2020 series should be elsewhere.
The Nationals will likely provide prospect Victor Robles the chance to play every day in the outfield, as long as they don’t emerge victorious in their pursuit of Bryce Harper.