According to Nationals manager Davey Johnson, Stephen Strasburg's recent struggles are just part of growing up.
Stephen Strasburg was roughed up by the Phillies during an 8-0 loss Tuesday, perhaps the worst start of the Nationals ace's season.
Stephen Strasburg on the mound. A depleted and demoralized Phillies club waving the white flag on the season. Might as well just pencil that curly W in the book before this one even gets star... er, maybe not.
The non-waiver trade deadline has passed as the Nationals opted to stay put with their current roster.
With less than one hour remaining until MLB's 4 p.m. trade deadline, the Nationals have added a key, veteran bat to their bench ... just not via a trade.