DAVEY JOHNSON

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After playing catch this afternoon without experiencing any lingering forearm problems, Stephen Strasburg was cleared to start Saturday night for the Nationals against the Marlins.

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Any other time this season, under any other circumstance, the Nationals would have been perfectly satisfied to take two of three games from the Braves.

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For the second time in six days, the Nationals have scratched Stephen Strasburg from his scheduled start, concerned enough about lingering forearm tightness to allow him to take the mound.

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The hopes of Ross Detwiler returning for the Nationals by the end of this season have grown increasingly slim.

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The Nationals are used to encounters with prominent politicians and other Washington newsmakers, but Tuesday morning’s clubhouse visitor (and his reason for stopping by) was particularly notable.

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