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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Craig Stammen
Jerry Blevins has a lot expected of him entering the 2014 season, but the seven-year veteran is already preparing for it.
There was a ton to like about Davey Johnson. But Williams throws off a much different vibe. There's a passion and intensity there that Williams couldn't mask on a dare.
On Monday we got two offseason updates from Nationals players: one from Craig Stammen who is doing something for himself, and one from Bryce Harper who is trying to help out somebody else.
Nats first baseman Adam LaRoche, Duck Dynasty's Willie and Jep Robertson and former Patriots offensive lineman Matt Light shared some stories about their USO Tour with CSNwashington.com.
Mike Rizzo explains why left-hander Jerry Blevins was the Nationals' "best option" and why he makes so many trades with Billy Beane and the A's.
Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche will join General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on the 2013 USO Holiday tour.
Members of the Nationals are Catholic, or Mormon, or from Protestant denominations. Some are indifferent, or apathetic. Some are Jews, or Jehovah's Witnesses, or those who have more scientific beliefs. But this year, perhaps more than in years past, religion has become a frequent topic inside the Nationals' clubhouse.
In 60 1/3 innings this season, facing 230 batters, Clippard has allowed 28 total hits. He has walked 20, given up seven home runs and allowed 15 runs to score while he's been on the mound (13 earned runs, two inherited runners)
First the Washington Nationals were very bad, giving up four runs in the first inning. Then they were very good, recovering from the big early deficit to forge a 4-4 tie in search of their sixth straight road win. But then they were very bad again, fumbling through a shaky eighth inning Sunday afternoon while giving up two runs and practically handing a 6-4 win to a Kansas City team that hadn't had a victory in more than a week.
After a two-hour rain delay at the start, Strasburg was one out away from a complete game with a 4-1 lead before Chicago rallied to tie it.
Starting, Steve McCatty said, "always has been the Cadillac job in the big leagues. Everyone wants to do it. That's where most of the glory is and, if you can be a good starter, that's what you want." But you can't always get what you want. Someone has to pitch in relief.
Desmond was an All-Star in 2012, but an oblique injury kept him from taking part in the game. His case to be one this season is strong, and made stronger by injuries to fellow shortstops Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies (rib) and Everth Cabrera of the Padres (hamstring).
Major League Baseball spent Sunday awash in blue as it celebrated Father's Day by using the day to bring awareness to prostate cancer. And spurred by the annual day to celebrate Dad, a few Nationals players were kind enough to share some of their favorite memories of their fathers.
Nats' 3-4-5 hitters combined to go 2 for 15, as Washington failed to score in the final six innings.
Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg has left his start after two innings against the Atlanta Braves with an apparent injury.
"I think he is a great fit for us," said Nationals reliever Craig Stammen. "He's going to bring in some youth and excitement for us, a little bit of intensity, a little bit different than what Davey brought to the table. They both have their strengths. I think it will be good for us."
"I think it's given me an open mind," Stammen said.