Well, that didn't end as planned. After taking a 2-0 lead in the series against the San Diego Padres, the Washington Nationals lost two on their way out. Luckily, they're poised for a big backup game with Stephen Strasburg on the hill, against.... wait, Clayton Kershaw? Maybe a three-game skid won't be horrible.
How the Nats will manage Shawn Kelley's innings
The Nats have some concerns about how many innings Kelley, who has undergone Tommy John surgery twice, pitches. As a closer with a steady diet of ninth innings, that worry escalates a bit.
Dusty Baker hates west coast tourist traps
No Disneyland for you, Bryce Harper!
Joe (and Tyson) Ross' mom has a way to support both sons
The Padres and the Nats only meet six or seven times a year, but when they do, Jean Ross has a plan.
If the Mets obsess about the Nationals, they might be out of it before they can catch them
Today in the collapse of the Mets:
Are the Nationals really a great team?
Here's the checklist - from a psychology standpoint.
Tonight's Game: Nationals vs Dodgers - 10:10 PM (MASN2, ESPN, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg (10-0, 2.90 ERA) vs Clayton Kershaw (10-1, 1.58 ERA)