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The Nationals seem to be on the brink of getting healthier. Michael Morse’s return is impending, Brad Lidge, too. Drew Storen and Jayson Werth aren’t expected to be all that far behind. For now, though, they’re 4-1 at the start of a pivotal road trip, 28-18 overall and 10-3 in the National League East.

[The strong start to the road trip] is important,” Espinosa said. “It gives you momentum, it gives you the confidence as a team to go out there and just play — and have a feeling that we’re going to win, that we’re good, we’re hot and we’re going to go out there and beat anybody.”