The good news: the Nationals won.
The bad news: they somehow got more injured.
The kind of bad news: it doesn’t seem like Trea Turner will get to be in Nationals Park for the All-Star Break.
Here’s the scoop from Pittsburgh:
Nationals lose Sean Doolittle with foot injury (MLB)
"I've got this stupid thing on to let it calm down for a couple days," Doolittle said referring to the boot. "I can still play catch, keep my arm in shape. So as soon as it clears up, hopefully it won't be that long of a process."
Austin Voth will finally get to make MLB debut this time (MASN)
Voth switched spots with Jefry Rodriguez, and will likely start Saturday's game against the Mets, finally making his big-league debut.
Doolittle to miss at least 10 days, All-Star Game with foot injury (MASN)
Sean Doolittle has felt this pain before early in the year, but this time, it was different, as he had pinched a nerve in between his toes.
Nationals place all-star closer Sean Doolittle on disabled list (WaPo)
The pain in Doolittle's foot didn't subside over the last 24 hours, so the Nats shut him down -- meaning that he won't get to pitch in the All-Star game, though he'll still be around for the game. Kelvin Herrera will take over the closer's job, and Austin Voth and Wander Suero got called up.
Phil Wood is ‘getting better all the time’ after health scare outside Nationals Park (WaPo)
Phil Wood collapsed walking out of Nationals Park despite not remembering anything, and then had a quadruple bypass surgery. He's still recovering, but is feeling better -- though not better enough to go to the All-Star Game, something that he's not too torn up about.
Nationals ‘need to do something’ about bullpen workload, says Dave Martinez (WaPo)
The Nationals only needed three relievers on Monday night, and four on Tuesday -- practically a bullpen vacation. Anyhow, Davey Martinez thinks that the starting pitching will get back into form but shared no plan to fix the problem.
Quietly lurking in the minors, Nationals’ forgotten relief reinforcements work on their games (WaPo)
Aaron Barrett is slowly rebuilding strength, pitching one day and resting for the next two, while Koda Glover could return to regular relief stamina and hit Triple-A Syracuse to see if he's ready for prime time today.
For McLean’s Lauren Shehadi, covering the All-Star Game in D.C. is a ‘full-circle moment’ (WaPo)
Shehadi graduated Langley high in 2012 and co-hosts "MLB Central" with Mark DeRosa and Robert Flores. For the All-Star Game, she'll get to go home to the team that has slowly become her second team and do everything from sideline reporting to hosting a town-hall.
Nats cut ribbon at 1st All-Star Legacy project (MLB)
The Nationals helped cut the ribbon at the Liz Donohue house in D.C., which will provide affordable housing for 37 families. The Nationals provided a teen room, a playground, a computer lab, and a community room.