There was a lot to talk about this week, as the Nationals just lost a four-game series at Pittsburgh and with the trade deadline approaching.
You wondered it after enjoying a big day at the plate to begin the week and shared an anecdote about a pep talk he received from Cal Ripken.
The Nationals' starting rotation hasn't been nearly as good collectively as many predicted it would be this year, and part of the reason has been the disappointing season of Doug Fister.
GAME IN A NUTSHELL: The Nationals insisted all along they weren't going to place extra emphasis on this series, no matter how big the Mets tried to make it.
Ian Desmond told a story after Monday night's game that caught the attention of many baseball fans in the Mid-Atlantic area, how MLB Hall of Famer and Orioles legend Cal Ripken, Jr.