Danny Espinosa had a lot of strikeouts last year and is below the Mendoza Line so far this year. Do you think Steve Lombardozzi could take over the starting spot?
-- Tim A., Alexandria, Va.
I'm going to defend Espinosa. He is a very good defensive second baseman. That alone should keep Espinosa in the lineup. I really believe he will put it together on offense soon. Espinosa is too good to be in a slump all season. I don't see Johnson giving up on him, either.
As for Lombardozzi, he is not better than Espinosa defensively, and he is not hitting the ball any better. I like Lombo in left field for the time being.
Do you think Tyler Moore could benefit from getting regular playing time with Triple-A Syracuse?
-- Richard H., Toronto
Johnson is a patient man, and I see him keeping Moore in the big leagues for a while. Remember, Moore is not the only one who is not hitting. A lot of players on the Nats are not hitting. Moore works hard, and I see him putting it together in no time.
Do you think it's appropriate for the Nationals to play Michael Morse's walk-up song, "Take On Me," as a seventh-inning stretch song? Is that a bad omen?
-- Vince, Arlington, Va.
I don't have a problem with the Nationals playing the song. It's my favorite song of the 1980s. It has nothing to do with the Nats winning or losing. As you can see, the a-ha song is popular with the fans to this day. I love when they sing along with the song in the seventh.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashingNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.