Bryce Harper was hitting .307 on June 12 when he was asked a clown question in Toronto. Since then, the Nationals rookie has seen his offensive production go way downhill.
According to Nationals manager Davey Johnson, Stephen Strasburg's recent struggles are just part of growing up.
Stephen Strasburg was roughed up by the Phillies during an 8-0 loss Tuesday, perhaps the worst start of the Nationals ace's season.
Stephen Strasburg on the mound. A depleted and demoralized Phillies club waving the white flag on the season. Might as well just pencil that curly W in the book before this one even gets star... er, maybe not.
The non-waiver trade deadline has passed as the Nationals opted to stay put with their current roster.