May 6, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
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Chad Tracy and Danny Espinosa have swung hot bats the last two days.
With their regular Nos. 3, 4 and 5 all sidelined due to injury at the moment, who would have imagined the Nationals' most substantial offensive production the last two days would come from the likes of Chad Tracy, Danny Espinosa and Rick Ankiel?
Well, Davey Johnson, for one.
The Nationals manager has been insisting all week those three hitters were due to get on track, which explains in part why all three have been in the lineup the last two days.
They all made Johnson's decision pay off.
Tracy, subbing for injured first baseman Adam LaRoche, is 5-for-9 with two homers so far in this series against the Phillies. The 31-year-oldRead more »
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