Jhonatan Solano rode to his tryout in Venezuela next to a heap of onions. Last night, the Nationals' catcher made his big-league debut against his brother and with his proud parents in the stands in Miami.
Philadelphia's ace will be out of the lineup for the same reason Michael Morse hasn't played this season.
Bryce Harper struck out with the bases loaded, and Edwin Jackson made a couple of key mistakes in the Nationals' 3-1 loss to the Marlins.
In their attempt to deal Anibal Sanchez a loss for the first time in 19 career starts against them, the Nationals came up short once again.
Chad Tracy, the majors' best pinch-hitter this season, will miss at least 6 to 8 weeks after having surgery on Thursday.