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Xavier Nady stood in front of his locker Wednesday afternoon slowly swinging his bat back and forth by his feet. It was a month to the day since he signed a minor league deal with the Washington Nationals, role unknown. He'd be lying if he thought an opportunity to be the team's starting left fielder would be presenting itself.
Gio Gonzalez bounced around the field at Nationals Park early Tuesday afternoon. He took violently goofy swings in the batting cage, came up smiling and bounded into the dugout to tell his manager not to worry, he'd worked on everything out there: power hitting, gap hitting, bunting. Everything.
Only twice in the past 49 years has a major leaguer produced a game-ending RBI in the 13th inning on Friday the 13th.
They came to their feet at Nationals Park for Edwin Jackson on Saturday evening. They rose after he finished the seventh inning, a streak of 16 straight batters retired intact. And when he walked off the mound following the eighth, when he'd retired the last five via strikeout.
As Jayson Werth stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 13th on Friday the 13th, the clock had just inched past 11 p.m. He looked out at bases filled with his teammates. Danny Espinosa on third via a broken-bat single. Ryan Zimmerman on second due to a five-pitch walk. Adam LaRoche on first because of a second five-pitch walk.
The Washington Nationals' run of injuries to key players took another turn Tuesday. Outfielder Michael Morse took himself out of Monday night's game with Single-A Hagerstown after the seventh inning and was sent back to Washington to have his strained right lat muscle re-examined.
For seven innings Thursday afternoon, the worst fears of the Washington Nationals were realized. Opening Day, their ace Stephen Strasburg on the mound and one hit on the board.
The Washington Times' best guess.
Taking a look at the roster the Nationals will break the 2012 season with.