The Washington Nationals had a disappointing April. The schedule-makers did not do the team any favors with their May opponents.
The Washington Nationals enter May with a 13-17 record and are 4.0 games back of first place in the National League East.
This past month, the Nats did not face many tough opponents. To start the season, the Nats played four consecutive series against the Mets and Phillies.
After that, the Nats played host to the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants before setting off on a road trip against the Miami Marlins and Colorado Rockies.
The latter two series were against two of the worst teams in baseball, and the Nats managed two wins in six games. No doubt, that was a wasted opportunity to gain ground in the division.
After that, the team played host to the San Diego Padres. Down two games in the series and down 6-0 in game three, it was arguably the lowest point in the season for this team.
Luckily, the team scored seven unanswered runs and salvaged the game and the series with a Matt Adams 11th inning walk-off home run.
April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, but the Nats are wilting right now.
And in the forecast, a win drought seems likely.
The schedule gets much tougher as the team does not play a below average team until May 24. Additionally, the Nats get their first off-day in the new month on the 13th and don’t get another one until May 30.
In this piece, we will dive deeper into the teams the Nats will play on their upcoming road trip.