Well, at least the Warriors lost.
Here’s the news from Nationals Park:
The Nationals nailed Sean Doolittle’s Star Wars bobblehead (WaPo)
Sean Doolittle's first bobblehead read "Sean Doolitte." This one — Obi-Sean Kenobi — is far more personal and way, way cooler.
If you’re looking for a silver lining in this Nationals season, it’s in the stars (WaPo)
The Nationals probably have four All-Stars among them, counting Anthony Rendon, Howie Kendrick, Max Scherzer, and Stephen Strasburg, which would be well above the norm, especially for a team below .500 — but all of those guys have easy cases going for them. (Also, a fantastic quote from Brian Dozier in here: “I told him the other day, ‘I can’t wait to be at the beach with my wife on my eighth Corona and look up and see you try to hit a slider in Cleveland,’ ” Dozier said.)
Greinke very good, Fedde roughed up early as Nats fall 5-0 (MASN)
Erick Fedde and Zack Greinke weren't quite each other's inverses on Thursday night, but it was close: Greinke retired the first ten batters he faced and only allowed one baserunner in six innings, while Erick Fedde allowed five runs in four innings.
Golfers get chance to take a few strokes at Nats Park (MASN)
The Nats have held 5Ks, warrior runs, and almost everything in between at the stadium. Next up is golf.
Davey Martinez gives injury updates (MASN)
Matt Adams went through regular BP, and it's likely that he won't see the IL. Ryan Zimmerman has taken ground balls and full swings, and could be ready for rehab soon. But Koda Glover, shockingly, is shut down again after an elbow injection, though Austen Williams has started throwing.
Rutledge not among them, but Nats announce 20 signings (MASN)
The process is still in its earliest stages, but Jackson Rutledge, Drew Mendoza, and Matt Cronin have yet to be signed.
Zack Greinke stifles Nats, who start key homestand with 5-0 loss to Diamondbacks (WaPo)
Zack Greinke looked destined for a Maddux on Thursday night — the only thing that stopped it from happening, in fact, was the rain.
Trevor Rosenthal sharp in second outing off IL (MLB.com)
Trevor Rosenthal got the ninth in a meaningless inning, but for him, it was meaningful: three quick outs with twelve strikes.
Koda Glover has setback during rehab (MLB.com)
Glover met with Dr. James Andrews, which is good, fine, normal, everything is great, don't ask again, thanks.
Why don’t the Nationals make late-game defensive substitutions? (WaPo)
Davey Martinez has employed a short bench all season long, so Michael A. isn't just his first outfield option — he's also his first pinch runner, pinch hitter, and many more things before a defensive sub.
Nationals reliever Koda Glover suffers setback during rehab, opts for PRP injection (WaPo)
Koda Glover has yet another six weeks ahead of him before he gets back to pitching, marking the third season in a row where he'll miss the majority of the year due to injury.
Nats fall to D-backs to open critical homestand (MLB.com)
The Nats can only tip their cap to Zack Greinke, because they have a homestand to win, and it'll have to start today against Robbie Ray.