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Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals for The Washington Times.

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Strasburg's day done after four tough innings

Surely this isn't how Stephen Strasburg envisioned his first start against his hometown team. The Nationals' ace departed after only four innings Tuesday afternoon against the Padres, handing reliever Tom Gorzelanny a 4-0 deficit to manage.

Nationals react: Quotes from the Nationals' rollercoaster night

There was a lot that happened Monday night. From Bryce Harper's first major league home run, to Sandy Leon's ugly collision at home plate with Chase Headley that landed the rookie on the disabled list with a high ankle sprain, to Craig Stammen turning in another superb outing, to the Nationals and reaffirmed closer Henry Rodriguez nearly blowing a three-run lead in the ninth before Sean Burnett came to the rescue. Here is some reaction from the clubhouse after a wild, to say the least, night at the park:

Michael Morse targets June 8, Lidge & Storen begin throwing, Wang rehabs and other injury updates

There was some good news coming out of the back corner of the Washington Nationals' clubhouse Monday afternoon. Left fielder Michael Morse, shut down from all baseball activities since April 11 with a torn right lat muscle, made some light tosses from 50-60 feet on Monday, manager Davey Johnson said. On Tuesday, Morse will be cleared to take some dry swings. Plus updates on Brad Lidge, Drew Storen, Chien-Ming Wang, Jayson Werth and Wilson Ramos.

Johnson, McCatty rush to defense of Henry Rodriguez

Brad Lidge watched the Washington Nationals’ game Sunday evening. He felt what they felt. He lived and died just the way they did. As Henry Rodriguez gave up a single to the first batter. As he issued two two-out walks to load the bases. As he forced himself to face Joey Votto.

Sandy Leon gets call-up, major league opportunity after Wilson Ramos injury

The tone inside the Washington Nationals' clubhouse was a solemn one Friday night and Saturday morning as they absorbed the news that catcher Wilson Ramos would miss most, if not all, of the 2012 season to a torn ACL in his right knee. Ramos, a burgeoning star at catcher who has already endured so much since the end of this strong rookie season, is just the latest in a mind-boggling line of key players the Nationals have lost to injury. But next to Ramos' locker inside the visitors' clubhouse at Great American Ball Park hung a new uniform. Catcher Sandy Leon was called up from Double-A Harrisburg late Saturday night to replace Ramos on the roster, giving the 23-year-old his first major league experience.

Wilson Ramos to undergo surgery on knee

According to Marfa Mata, a spokeswoman for Wilson Ramos, the Washington Nationals' catcher will require surgery on a ligament in his right knee. The Nationals are expected to address Ramos' status this morning. Those are the only details available have at this time.