The Nationals had a winning record the following month as they went 15-14 in May, which pushed the overall record to 25-28. They ended May strong, by winning six of their last nine contests.
Their best hitter in May was Daniel Murphy as he had 16 home runs, 38 RBI, and a .323 batting average after two months of action.
As for the starting rotation, the leader on the staff was Max Scherzer as the ace posted a 7-1 record with a 3.18 ERA, 80 strikeouts, and a 1.19 WHIP through May.
In the bullpen,Glover didn’t allow a run in two games and saved a pair of games in his first full month as closer.
The Nats did have a five-game losing skid in May but had two separate winning streaks in which they won at least three games. They also lost three series to divisional opponents during this month as the Philadelphia Phillies, and Atlanta Braves gave them problems.
There were six losses that the Nationals surrendered five or more runs, an indication the pitching for them was improving.
The team was fourth in the National League East as they finished one-third of their schedule.The slow start by them was alarming, but things picked up quickly in the four months that followed.