There were plenty of positive things that happened for the Nationals on Thursday, but a 9-4 loss to the Mets put a damper on everything.
In the latest episode of Beltway Baseball, Mark and Chase discuss whether John Lannan may be able to prove himself as Strasburg's replacement in the rotation with his start on Friday.
A couple of 12-game winners and All-Stars opposing each other on the mound? Sounds like a great pitchers' duel, right? Well, not entirely.
Top Nationals prospect Anthony Rendon, who broke his ankle in early April, began a rehab assignment today in the rookie Gulf Coast League.