After fighting back to get to .500 and then losing six in a row the Washington Nationals have now won three in a row and are only three games under .500. That was a lot right there, but there is a lot of good news wrapped up in what was a bad month. The Nats had a worse month in 2014 and ended up winning the most games in the NL, Anthony Rendon just completed a workout and should be back in the Harrisburg line-up tomorrow and back in the Nats line-up sometime next week, and the Nats bats are alive and well.
And OMG Fangraphs is down. I was totally going to compare Bryce Harper's April 2015 to his April 2013 but now I can't. Harper is hitting like an MVP candidate and he looks like the player he was always meant to be. I really wish I knew what he hit for April of 2015 but I can't tell you that because Fangraphs is down and fate doesn't want me to know. I know it was good and I know it won't matter to some people. The Nats losing record in April is enough to prove to them that Bryce Harper isn't a good player or lacks the will to win or whatever.
Sammy Solis made his major league debut and looked great. He got six outs and neutralized the left handed hitters that faced him. It was only one outing but he was throwing in the mid-90's and hitting corners which is very nice to see. Matt Grace has dominated left handed hitters in his short time in the majors as well and Matt Thornton is just old and good. The Nats currently have three lefties and as long as one of them can be a full inning reliever then they can keep it this way, but part of the problem is Blake Treinen and Aaron Barrett continue to struggle against opposite hand hitters. Casey Janssen will be back shortly and that should send Treinen to the minors to work on harnessing his 98 and being a full time reliever.