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Ross Detwiler sat in the clubhouse, the only company provided by ice packs wrapped around his left arm. The pitcher stared at nothing in particular, digesting the best start of his young career with the Washington Nationals ending in defeat.
Because of who he is and what he's overcome, whenever Chien-Ming Wang takes the mound, the game is about him.
With torrential rain pounding much of the East Coast on Sunday afternoon, the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies didn't wait around to see if things would clear. Three hours before their scheduled 1:35 p.m. series finale, the game was postponed.
The Cincinnati Reds placed outfielder Chris Heisey on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left oblique and called up Dave Sappelt from Triple-A Louisville to play Sunday against the Chicago Cubs.
Ryan Mattheus climbed the mound with more energy pulsing through him than almost any other time in his career. Jordan Zimmermann prayed that he wouldn't "walk the world." Sean Burnett thought about the long road he'd traversed to get to that point and Todd Coffey reminded himself not to put an undue burden on his shoulder while trying to protect his elbow.
The Major League Baseball trade deadline is fast approaching, and plenty of big names already are on the move.
The St. Louis Cardinals addressed a pitching shortage Wednesday that dates to spring training, acquiring right-hander Edwin Jackson in a three-team trade that cost them starting center fielder Colby Rasmus.
The Washington Nationals made their first trade deadline deal of the 2011 season Tuesday night, getting the right-handed power bat they'd been looking for to augment their predominantly left-handed bench in outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Cincinnati Reds. In order to acquire Gomes, along with cash, the Nationals parted with two minor leaguers: outfielder Bill Rhinehart and left-hander Chris Manno.
The Cincinnati Reds placed third baseman Scott Rolen on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a strained left shoulder.