PHILADELPHIA -- For most relievers, the sight of a closer trotting out from the bullpen to pitch the ninth inning of a tight game brings with it a sense of calm.
PHILADELPHIA -- Nationals relief pitcher Ryan Mattheus aggravated an already-ailing left foot running in pregame warmups today, manager Davey Johnson revealed at Citizens Bank Park.
PHILADELPHIA -- Hello from the City of Brotherly Love, which probably won't be directing much love toward the visiting team tonight. Not that the Nationals would have it any other way.
Fresh off an eventful weekend series against their biggest interleague rivals, the Nationals tonight open another important series against their biggest division rivals.