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Nationals News: You're going to want to watch tonight...

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  Tonight's game promises to be a must-see, featuring the rookie matchup of the year -- Stephen Strasburg, MLB's 2010 #2 prospect, versus Jason Heyward, MLB's 2010 #1 prospect.

  FJB has introduced a new stat: out rate, a measure of plate appearances that end in an out, either at the plate or on the bases. According to out rate, Nyjer Morgan is the worst lead-off man in the majors.

  Jordan Zimmermann gave up six earned runs over five innings yesterday at Hagerstown. Not a good start for young Jordan.

  Ross Detwiler, working with Steve McCatty, has adjusted his delivery to relieve stress on his hip and hopefully prevent further injuries in the future.

  Facing his first trade deadline as the full-fledged GM of the Nationals, Mike Rizzo has some important decisions to make, primarily regarding Adam Dunn.

  Rachel Saslow has penned an interesting article on what exactly makes Strasburg so good, in terms of science and his mechanics.