Washington Nationals

COLUMN: Better safe than sorry for Nats ace Strasburg

Every time Stephen Strasburg takes the mound, all eyes are entranced by the young righthander's surgically repaired elbow. Every inning pitched pushes the minute hand on his shutdown clock closer and closer to the hour of his inevitable benching. Like Cinderella at the ball, Strasburg's stroke of midnight is coming and coming fast. With only two to three starts left, Strasburg has become the center of attention in all of baseball. But, shutting him down may be one of the noblest decisions Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo could make.

Washington Nationals improve to 8-7 with weekend sweep

Although the Nationals lack an ace, starting pitcher Livan Hernandez is off to a good start with a record of 2-1 and an ERA of 2.45. The pitching rotation has been a pleasant surprise thus far. (Photo courtesy of Creative Commons, user afagen)

Opinion: Nationals fall on Opening Day, big surprise

The Washington Nationals will need their new star arrival, Jayson Werth, to step up this season in order for the squad to have any chance at achieving success. (Photo courtesy of Creative Commons, user RMTip21/Mike)