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“We’ve played this game long enough and had some productive years where we know what we’re capable of, and that’s the frustrating part.”

As for those ugly numbers? It’s just best not to look right now.

“Hey, if you get four hits, your average goes up 50-75 points,” Nady said.

NOTE: Right-hander Chien-Ming Wang threw 35 pitches in a simulated game Wednesday without issue. Wang will begin a rehab assignment in five days with a three-inning start at one of the Nationals’ affiliates.