As the MLB playoff race began to heat up after the All-Star break, and as Bryce Harper cooled down, comparing Harper and fellow rookie Mike Trout faded away as the seasons biggest storyline.
The first standing ovation came as Adam LaRoche stood on second base, his bases-clearing double having just given the Nationals a comfortable lead over the Pirates they would not relinquish, the sc
By Benjamin Standig
Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 8:58 p.m.
Updated at 1:20 a.m.
By Mark ZuckermanNationals InsiderCSNwashington.com