Since being sent to Triple-A Syracuse earlier this month, Elijah Dukes has been playing well. In 15 at bats, he's had five hits, two runs, three RBI, a homer and a stolen base. Also, he looks really really excited to be down there.
Manny Acta expects the Nationals to do better through the second half of the season. I have my fingers crossed!
Tracee Hamilton makes the case for John Lannan as the Nationals ace. Manny doesn't believe the Nats have an ace, and I appreciate his honesty.
The Mariners played a Natty 9th yesterday, giving up five runs, committing two errors and earning the loss. MLB.com has put together a lowlight reel if you're into schadenfreude. As a Nats fan, you've earned it.