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What the Washington Nationals found when they arrived at Citi Field on Tuesday afternoon was history set to repeat.
Danny Espinosa the major leaguer is a second baseman. Of the 261 big-league games Espinosa has started, only nine have been anywhere but second base.
As the Washington Nationals keep reminding us, it takes a village to earn a playoff berth.
Just before 3 p.m. Sunday, after a weekend barrage of rain that accompanied the better part of the Washington Nationals' four-game series against the Atlanta Braves, the sun began to come out over Nationals Park.
Ryan Zimmerman homered twice and drove in three runs, and Danny Espinosa and Roger Bernadina each had three hits and two RBI as the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 9-2 to split a four-game series between the top two teams in the NL East.
The Washington Nationals' list of serious injuries to key players got longer Sunday when they put shortstop Ian Desmond on the disabled list with a tear in his left oblique.
Thursday was (unofficially) Cover Your Eyes Day at Nationals Park. A five-star pitching matchup between Gio Gonzalez and the New York Mets' R.A. Dickey quickly disintegrated into Gonzalez's worst outing of the season and a 9-5 Washington loss.
The fact that Pedro Beato threw a breaking ball was not a surprise. In the two-plus innings the New York Mets relievers pitched Tuesday night, they'd fed the Washington Nationals a steady diet of those. Curveballs from Bobby Parnell, sliders from Tim Byrdak and more curveballs from Beato.
The cracks of the bats grew progressively louder with each pitch Tim Lincecum left up. With each meatball over the plate, the Nationals batters' eyes widened in disbelief of their good fortunes. His hair soaked in sweat on the 94-degree D.C. evening at Nationals Park, his arms glistening, Lincecum looked gradually more defeated with each ball that was barreled up.