The Washington Nationals’ longest winning streak this season was a five-game surge in early May, which they followed by losing four of their next five games.
The team simply seems to be stuck in neutral. Each time the club appears poised for a winning streak, its momentum abruptly comes to a halt. Big offensive outings have consistently been followed by poor performances at the plate.
Though the Nationals have dealt with their fair share of injuries, most recently to Bryce Harper (knee bursitis) and Danny Espinosa (wrist), the general feeling inside the clubhouse is there’s enough talent to produce more than it has.
Unfortunately, throughout the first two and a half months of the season, these types of inconsistencies have become commonplace for the Nats.
Luckily, a handful of Nationals regulars seem to be putting things together as of late and may create a domino effect for the rest of the team to follow suit and make a significant run.
The following column will take a look at those specific four players that are now just hitting their strides.
All stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com and are current through June 19, 2013.