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Phil Wood: Danny Espinosa stuck in a rut for Nationals

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Nationals skipper Davey Johnson is a big believer in letting players hit their way out of slumps. So am I, up to a point. When Adam LaRoche hit a paltry .136 in April with 29 whiffs in 81 at-bats, Johnson kept him in the everyday lineup. He knew that Adam had gone through similar season-opening slumps and had come out of them with a vengeance when the weather warmed up. Indeed, when the Nats...

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