There are few jobs in baseball tougher to master than pinch-hitting, so any evaluation of a player or a team's performance in that realm has to be taken with a grain of salt.
The Baseball Show grades the first half of the Nationals' season. Who's been the biggest surprise? Check it out.
Quick: Name the Nationals' most-productive offensive player over the last 2 1/2 weeks.
Ian Desmond? Nope. Adam LaRoche? Sorry. Nate McLouth? No chance.
GAME IN A NUTSHELL: In the wake of Tuesday's rainout, Matt Williams decided to alter his pitching rotation, bypassing rookie Blake Tre