Yes, the Nationals are still terrible. And no, I'm not trying to make a big deal out of one win in the third game of the season in which we beat Nelson "Softball Girls" Figueroa, a pitcher who was released by the pitching-impoverished New York Mets just a couple days ago.But this was a tight, hard-fought win against the NL champs. And the Nationals are a team that has lost so often so many ways for so long, that pulling out a victory like this is something to build on. They got the first win of the year in the books and showed some of the poise and resiliency that Mike Rizzo was hoping for when he overhauled the clubhouse.And now they're 1-2 with a 3-game series coming up against the miserable Mets. The Nationals' pitching is bad, but against a line-up that includes out-machines like...

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