Game in a nutshell: The most-anticipated series in Nationals history got off to a ragged start.
Top draft pick Lucas Giolito was at Nationals Park Friday, getting a tour of the facilities as team execs try to convince the 17-year-old to sign before next month's deadline.
Gio Gonzalez is first to get the ball for this weekend's interleague showdown between the Nationals and Yankees. Join the Nats Insider live chat as things get started in Nats Park at 7:05.
Frank Robinson. Mike O'Connor. Rookie Ryan Zimmerman. They all were a part of the Nationals' last home series against the Yankees, who are in for a far different challenge this weekend.
It wouldn't be a publicity stunt. Bryce Harper is the best everyday player on one of baseball's best teams. He's earned a spot in the Midsummer Classic.