Danny Espinosa drove home his seventh run of the season with an RBI single in the fourth inning Friday, but that's all the offense the Nationals could muster against A.J. Burnett and the Pirates.
Espinosa finished the evening 1-for-4. He's off to a frustratingly slow start at the dish this season, hitting just .176 with two homers and seven RBI through his first 85 at-bats. A notoriously streaky hitter, Espinosa will have to get it going soon, or he could be at risk of losing at-bats to Steve Lombardozzi.